Animals are very observant
When you gesture or move your hands or any part of your body, it catches their attention. If you give them a specific gesture… consistently followed by a certain action or response by you, they will associate that gesture with that response. Whether it be a sign or sound before feeding or doing an activity.
| For example...
...throw a ball a few times for your dog to retrieve, and if you do the “gesture” of throwing the ball, they're still going to think that you're throwing the ball and take off. They associated that gesture with chasing the ball. With consistency, you'll be surprised at how observant and how responsive many animals can be with signs.
My communication exploration with animals