It turns out our dogs may understand more than we realize. Check this story:
When you say, “Good boy!” or “Go get my hairbrush!” to your dog, he really does understand you. Hungarian researchers have proven scientifically what every dog owner already knows: pups understand what we say to them. To be clear, it’s not as if dogs have a full vocabulary, but they are able to comprehend some of what their humans say. A study found that just like humans do, the dogs used both sides of their brain to understand speech. They processed words with the left hemisphere and used the right hemisphere to process intonation. That’s important. Dogs registered praise based not only on what was said, but also how it was said.
For some of you, this may not come as a surprise. Have you ever taught your dog a really clever trick or do you know of someone who has?