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Woman Baffled After She Realises Dog Speaks 'Spanish'

Woman Baffled After She Realises Dog Speaks 'Spanish'

Lost in translation for this pet and their owner

Everyone thinks their pets are geniuses, but one woman has taken it one step further as she believes her dog can speak Spanish.

TikTok user @kaleemcgee shared her revelation when she realised why her chihuahua Max wouldn't follow her commands. He's not disobedient, he speaks a different language.

Kalee explained in a TikTok video that she and her partner rescued their dog Max from a shelter and knew very little about his history. He seemed well trained but also seemed unable to answer simple commands, no matter how hard they tried.

She uploaded her explanation with the caption: "If you judge my laugh that's rude. if you judge my Spanish that's fair."

So far the video has massed 1.2 million likes and over 18,000 comments.

In her TikTok video, Kalee shared: "We adopted a dog two or three weeks ago – a great little Chihuahua, four years old from the shelter. No information on him, absolutely adorable and super great.

Kalee doesn't actually speak Spanish herself so now uses Google Translate to communicate with Max (

"He sits when you have a treat in your hand, not when you say "sit" and he walks really well on the leash, so it seems he has some training. But he won’t listen to us."

She continued: "So we are trying to get him to sit, trying to get him to do stuff for weeks and we can’t figure out why he won’t listen to us.

"But we figured it out…"

Max responds to Spanish (

Max wasn't being deliberately disobedient or naughty. Kalee and her partner's commands just didn't make sense to him.

Until Kalee discovered he speaks Spanish, due to his Mexican breed.

Kalee revealed: "Our little Chihuahua doesn’t know English, and has been looking at us like "what are you talking about?"

"He only speaks Spanish."

Whilst Kalee's commands were getting lost in translation for little Max, she is now the one lost. The dog owner had to reveal that she is currently using Google translate to find more ways to speak to her pet, as she doesn't speak Spanish herself.

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Topics: Animals, Dog, TikTok