Nancy Hassel adopted him from Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt a Pet Center in Bay Shore, New York, when he was 6 months old. She immediately began his training, which includes teaching him how to talk.
Now around 2 ½ years old, Cody has a lot to say.
“He gets really excited and vocal when I take him to events, especially when people realize how vocal he is. They encourage it — he complies or talks back! He is actually quiet at home, but will respond to me if I say, “Are you hungry?” or “Do you want to go potty/for a walk?” He will then howl back to me. He loves to meet people, get attention. He cries to say hello to every dog (he is very dog friendly!).”
See — or hear, to be more accurate — Cody in action in this video! You can also follow him on Facebook at Adventures With Cody – the Blue Nose.