Everyone has a voice and the potential to share it. By combining the fields of animal psychology, speech pathology, and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) we are blazing the trail to unlock that potential. Welcome to Hunger for Words!
The only pet communication tools designed by Christina Hunger and approved by Stella, the world’s first talking dog, Hunger For Words' pet communication tools help you teach, track, and support your pet on every stage of their communication journey! Hunger For Words tools feature informative step-by-step guides by the creator of the talking dog movement—written with the belief that every dog deserves a clear way to express their needs, and every dog owner deserves to understand their pet, Christina’s expert tips help bring pets and owners closer together. To learn even more about Hunger for Words and Christina's groundbreaking work, check out the book How Stella Learned to Talk—a New York Times bestseller in 2021!
And remember: learning takes time! For best results, practice with your dog every day, follow along with the training activities, and have fun together in the process!
Starter Set: Every dog can learn to speak just like Stella, the world's first talking dog! Inspired by speech therapist and creator of the talking dog movement Christina Hunger, the Hunger For Words Talking Pet Starter Set comes with everything you need to start your dog's communication journey. As you follow along with the step-by-step teaching guide (written by Christina herself), you'll learn how to introduce your dog to the set's 4 recordable buttons. Use your own voice to record simple words like “outside,” “play,” or “bed,” then use these word buttons for dogs to learn what your dog has to say with the help of Christina's insights and tips. Made from durable plastic and powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included), this interactive pet toy’s is ready for years of communication with your smart pets! ! To learn even more about Hunger4Words Talking Pet Starter and Christina's groundbreaking work, check out Christina Hunger's new book How Stella Learned to Talk, available now!
Button Mat: Organize your talking buttons for pets with this sturdy mat like the one used by Stella, the world’s first talking dog! Created by speech therapist and creator of the talking dog movement Christina Hunger, the Hunger for Words Talking Pet Button Mat helps bring order to your dog’s communication button board. With the help of expert advice written by Christina herself, you'll learn how to organize your talking buttons for pets in a way that makes communication with these interactive pet toys easier and tidier. With room for up to 6 buttons, this mat is perfect for use as a beginner button board—for smart pets with bigger vocabularies, the mat’s puzzle-style connectors also make it easy to connect multiple mats at once for more advanced dog training and obedience games! Made from durable pet-safe foam, this mat features intuitively designed access holes that improve sound quality and make it easy to remove and reorganize all of your talking buttons for pets.
Goal Tracker: Track your dog’s communication progress as they learn to use talking buttons for pets just like Stella, the world’s first talking dog! Created by speech therapist and creator of the talking dog movement Christina Hunger, the Hunger for Words Talking Goal Tracker makes keeping track of your dog’s learning journey as easy as putting a magnet on a chart. With the help of expert advice written by Christina herself, you'll learn how to monitor your smart pet’s progress across three different communication stages—as they move from beginner to advanced usage of their talking buttons for pets, use the set’s magnets, customizable stickers, and write-and-wipe surface to update their work!
Door Bell: With this pet doorbell, outside is just a press away! Created by speech therapist and creator of the talking dog movement Christina Hunger, the Hunger for Words Talking Pet Doorbell helps your smart pets communicate their needs with a simple press of their nose or paw. Ready to mount on the wall with the included mounting strip or simply place on the floor near the door, this interactive pet toy features a 2-in-1 design that makes it easy to align with your talking buttons for pets—use the pre-recorded bell sound, or record your own word!