Canines Can Converse with Concise Consistency
Behavioral biologists have long argued whether or not dogs understand and use language. Ask any dog lover and they’ll tell you not only do dogs understand what we’re saying, be we understand what they’re saying, too. Man communicates with his best friend through body language, tone of voice, and gestures. Dogs communicate based on barks, growls, whimpers, tail wags and ear positions. But the research is finally in! Scientists have discovered “exciting” news in regards to canine I.Q.
“Yeah so it was important to get this right,” explained on of the scientists, “so we applied your typical tests available for human children. Turns out dogs are smart as three year-old that poops outside.”
Researchers studied dogs’ capacity to learn and found that the average dog can learn up to 165 words and gestures. They can bring you a specific toy, follow a command, and interpret whether you are happy or sad. However, certain dogs rose above the pack and considered MENSA candidates of the canine world.
“I mean the dog’s not going to do your homework, but he’s not going to eat it either.”
So who was top dog? A border collie named, Chaser, who understood basic grammar and complete sentences with a language capacity of over 1,000 words. Chaser is considered the most “linguistically advanced” dog on record. Ruh-roh! That’s a lot of brain power. So what’s the takeaway when it comes to canine communication?
“It’s pretty simple,” the scientist pontificated. “If you can teach a toddler to catch a Frisbee with its mouth, likely you can teach a dog to do it, too.”
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