Talking ben the dog, also known as the talking dog Ben, is a retired chemistry professor who enjoys tasting food, wine and reading newspapers. To get him to react, you need to bother him long enough so that he closes his newspaper. You can also talk to him, poke him or tickle him, or even talk to him on the phone.
If you take Ben to the lab, he will cheer. There, you can watch a variety of magical reactions by mixing two test tubes together to do chemical experiments, but in the process, the player's response is limited, and sometimes he can't make the sound the player needs.