Dogs may not understand their owners, but they certainly listen

November 29, 2014 1:25 AM

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New research into the cognitive and emotional abilities of dogs has discovered that while your family pet might not completely understand what you’re telling them, they’re listening to you with the goal of understanding you.

Dog owners for years have debated whether their pets can actually understand what they’re saying to them or if they only respond to tone of voice and emotional inflection. The truth may be less cut and dry than one or the other, though – a research effort looking to discover the depth of dogs and ho...

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