Dogs really do catch on every word we say

November 29, 2014 11:19 PM

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Does your dog always seem to perk up whenever you speak? Well, according to new research out of the University of Sussex, it would seem that our canine companions really do hang on our every word. Not only are they tuned in to subtleties of human speech, but they process human language in some of the same ways we do, reports University of Sussex News.

Researchers Victoria Ratcliffe and Dr. David Reby tested more than 250 dogs to see how they responded to spoken commands of different varieties. They found that when dogs listen to human speech, they tilt their heads to the right or the left depending on the type of speech, indicating that they have...

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