Can your dog understand what you’re saying? – CSMonitor.com

“When a dog hears his owner – whether it’s an affectionate call, a curt command, or an unpleasant reprimand – do the words merely go in one fuzzy ear and out the other, or are they really listening? And if they are listening, how much do they comprehend?”

“According to research published Wednesday in the journal Current Biology, the brain of man’s best friend is specialized to process multiple components of human speech, with some regions specializing in the verbal contents of speech and others specializing in the familiarity with and emotional tone of the speaker.”

via Can your dog understand what you’re saying? – CSMonitor.com.

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