Let’s teach them to talk!
Dog lovers! Do you want to know what your dogs are thinking when they are barking or crying, and you get mad sometimes? Like babies, they can not express themselves with words, so they bark and break furniture to show their emotions and needs.
Have you ever watched a video where a cute shepherd named bunny using buttons to talk to her owner? I was interested in if the dog can actually understand human language or it is just classical conditioning, so I did a little digging :D.
When the scientists studied scans of the brains of pet dogs, they found that theirs, like ours, process the sounds of spoken words in a hierarchical manner. (Morell, 2020) so it is kind of both I guess.
If you have dogs at home, it’s a fun thing to do with them during the pandemic.
Morell, V. (2020, August 06). Dogs understand praise the same way we do. Here’s why that matters. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/08/dogs-praise-brains-human-language/#:~:text=When%20the%20scientists%20studied%20scans,the%20newer%20part%2C%20the%20cortex.