Bella is only 9-weeks-old and she learns really fast.
How are huskies able to talk?
By studying the anatomy and physiology of huskies, we can better understand how they are able to produce the sounds that we recognize as speech. The vocal cords of a husky are located in the larynx, or voice box. When the Husky inhales, the vocal cords relax and air flows through them. As the Husky exhales, the vocal cords come together and vibrate, creating sound. The pitch of the sound produced depends on how tightly the vocal cords are stretched. By controlling the tension in the vocal cords, huskies are able to produce a wide range of sounds, including those that we associate with speech. In addition to the vocal cords, huskies also use their mouths, tongues, and lips to produce speech sounds. By shaping their mouths in different ways, they are able to produce a variety of vowel and consonant sounds. Together, these anatomic features allow huskies to communicate effectively with humans and other dogs.
When it comes to learning to communicate, husky puppies are quick learners. By the time they are just a few weeks old, they have already learned how to use their unique vocalizations to communicate with their pack mates. For example, they will use different sounds to indicate when they are hungry, thirsty, or tired. As they grow older, they will learn how to use an even wider range of sounds to express themselves. In addition to using their voice to communicate, husky puppies also rely on body language and visual cues. For instance, they may butt their heads against their owner’s hand to ask to be petted. By learning to read these cues, owners can quickly develop a strong bond with their husky puppy.