We Asked ChatGPT About Dogs and the Responses Were Adorable

You may have heard the buzz about ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that was released in early December 2022. Its model is significantly better than previous AI tools, and its output is surprisingly clever and even thoughtful.

Of course, we thought to ask it about dogs.

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How ChatGPT Works

We’re not going to go into the details of how the AI works (that’s above our pay grade!) but if you want to try it out yourself, you can go to OpenAI’s website. From there, sign up for an account and ask it questions, provide open-ended prompts, and so on.

There are certain questions it can’t or won’t answer, ranging from innocuous stuff like “what do you think about…” (because it doesn’t “think”) to more serious stuff like illegal activities.

ChatGPT on “If Dogs Could Talk”

We’ve all wished that we could communicate better with our dogs, so they know just how much we love them. But what would they tell us, if they could talk?

ChatGPT answering "if our beloved dogs could talk, they would tell us"

We also asked it to write a poem about the bond between humans and dogs:

A ChatGPT poem about the bond between people and their dogs

ChatGPT’s Favorite Dog Breeds

We’ve written about breeds of dogs well-suited to families and new dog owners before, as well as the most popular breeds. We don’t have a favorite breed of dog (only a favorite dog: the one we have now). But we thought we’d ask ChatGPT anyway:

ChatGPT answering what its favorite dog breeds are

We also asked what name ChatGPT would pick, as we’ve written a LOT about names, including a dog name generator, and naming ideas themed around food, coffee, candy, Hebrew names, Swedish names, witchy names, the list goes on and on…

ChatGPT would choose Tucker for a dog name

ChatGPT’s Dog Jokes

You know we had to ask about dog jokes! These are actually pretty good:

ChatGPT responding to a prompt asking for jokes about dogs
“Dad” jokes or dog jokes?

Hey ChatGPT, Can You Translate This For Us?

We’ve also written about dog body language before. We could ask about tail or ear posture, but we thought it’d be funnier to ask for a translation. Unfortunately it wasn’t as funny as we’d hoped:

ChatGPT answering what "woof" means.
Maybe I should have specified that it was a joke

ChatGPT Writes a Limerick

One of the fun things about ChatGPT is that it understands different writing styles. Here’s a limerick about chasing squirrels:

ChatGPT limerick about chasing squirrels
A puppy limerick

We Asked ChatGPT to Write a Dog Food Advertisement… for Dogs

In the few days since ChatGPT rolled out, they’ve changed their interface. You used to be able to specify that you wanted an advertisement, as part of a drop-down menu with presets.

But you can still ask for advertisements. Here’s one meant to be read by dogs:

ChatGPT dog food advertisement
This is where the idea for the “woof” translation came from

You can see that it didn’t keep the audience in mind the whole time, switching partway through to talk to the owner about their dog, rather than talking to the dog directly. Still, it’s pretty good.

ChatGPT’s Puppy TV Show Idea

Last but not least we asked for a TV show that would be watched by dogs. So heartwarming!

ChatGPT writes a pilot for a TV show meant to be watched by dogs
TV Show for Dogs “Pawsitively Pooched”

If you enjoyed this article, you can try out ChatGPT here!

PuppyLists is written by Kat, who has owned, trained, volunteered with, and loved dogs for nearly three decades. When she isn't writing or researching, she's out adventuring with her 15 year old Lab mix.