Sign Language Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

Dog in Sign Language

Learn how to sign dog in ASL (American Sign Language) to talk about this favorite household pet.

  1. This sign has two variations. The first is just to pat one leg a couple of times.
  2. The second way to sign dog is to pat your leg and then snap your fingers with the same hand.
  3. Either way, this sign looks like you are calling a dog to come to you. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign dog in ASL

  • Teaching sign language to babies (and big kids!) is easy when you are practicing the signs for favorite animals. Dogs are everywhere – at home, in the neighborhood, and in books. Anytime you see a dog, be sure to demonstrate the sign.
  • Engage in imaginative play and pretend to be dogs. How does a dog move? How does a dog sound? What does a dog like to do? Make it as silly as you can – and practice the sign as you.

Transcript
Pat your leg, or pat and snap. Show me the sign for dog.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)