How to Make a Talking Dog Video

Think your dog is even more adorable than a talking Chihuahua? Grab your video camera and start filming.


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You Will Need

  • Dog
  • Video camera
  • Computer
  • Video-editing software
  • Computer microphone
  • Voice-over tool or audio program


  1. Step 1

    Take lots of footage

    Videotape your dog when they're barking and chewing. You'll need about 30 minutes of footage of them with their mouth moving.

  2. Step 2

    Load it onto a computer

    Load the footage onto a computer.

  3. Step 3

    Edit it

    Open up a video-editing program and edit the raw footage down to the best 3 minutes or so, using 20 to 30 second chunks.

  4. Step 4

    Work out a script

    Write a script that matches their mouth movements as closely as possible.

  5. If they make a funny expression or gesture, think about how you can work that into their monologue.

  6. Step 5

    Record the voice

    Record the voice into a computer microphone as you watch the edited video. If your video-editing program has a voice-over tool, you can add the voice directly to your movie. If not, open up a dedicated audio program and record the VO separately. Then import the audio file into your editing program and combine the audio and video.

  7. Step 6

    Show off

    Show off your talking-dog video clip to your friends and family.

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