Guess What: Dogs Can Understand Everything We’re Telling Them

Finally, a friend that understands me.

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Would you look at that, dogs understand everything we’re trying to tell them, so it turns out my dog understood how broken I was when I used to vent to him all the time about my day’s misery.

Guess What: Dogs Can Understand Everything We’re Telling Them

So Dogs Can Understand Everything We're Telling Them
And we can thank Hungary for it, because a group of Hungarian researchers recently published a study that proves our canine pets can process words and sounds on the same level we do.

As an experiment, researchers trained puppies to sit still for seven minutes in an fMRI scanner to measure their brain activity. That was followed by the researchers saying typical words and phrases that we say to our pet dogs (“Sit,” “Good boy,” “What is the meaning of life?”). And it seems like the puppies’ brains reacted the same our brains do.


It seems like the puppies’ brains were stimulated when words were said in a positive, soothing tone.

“It shows that for dogs, a nice praise can very well work as a reward, but it works best if both words and intonation match,” a researcher with the best job ever said.

So Dogs Can Understand Everything We're Telling Them
And according to researchers, dogs being able to discern between words and tones probably happened way before they were domesticated 15,000 years ago.

In conclusion, dogs will always be smarter and better than us.

So Dogs Can Understand Everything We're Telling Them
h/t Distractify

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