Words are understood

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Boffins at a Budapest University maintain that dogs have similar mechanisms to us with the brain understanding what people say when meaningful words are used.

However, if it’s meaningless chat, they get confused.

Furthermore, they reckon that dogs still wag their tails (by choice) when their owners say something in a happy voice, such as: Who’s a rascal, tyke and scally wag, ball thief, biscuit cadger and old flea bag.

Ken Johnson