Talking helps strengthen the bond between owner and pet.
Pets pick up on tone and emotion in speech even if words are unclear.
Chatting initiates play, gets a pet's attention, and prevents boredom.
Clear verbal commands and cues aid pet training and understanding.
Conversations spark imagination and anthropomorphism of pet's thoughts.
Talking to pets lowers cortisol and provides stress relief.
Pets provide company and comfort when their owner needs to talk.