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She quickly taps the button for ‘Ouch’, but assures Copper she is fine.
Tia has been teaching Copper how to communicate after reading about a speech-language pathologist using a similar method with her pet.
She ordered some recordable buttons online and built the talking board.
“Copper started with buttons when she was four months old and it really helped her with potty training,” Tia, a fellow speech-language pathologist from California, US, told NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“She took to it very quickly and started using the buttons the first week.
“Since then she has learned to use the buttons to request different toys, ask where family members are, ask for a treat, tell how she's feeling, tell someone if she's worried, ask to go for a ride, ask where her human sister Savannah is, and more.
“It's been really fun and surprising to see Copper's personality change over time.
“When she was younger, she talked about her toys and playing a lot of the time. Now she talks way more about her family and how she feels.
“I think that Copper is very emotional and loves her family immensely.
“I would say that Copper is extremely emotionally intelligent.
“She's able to identify her own emotions and sometimes others’ emotions.”