What Makes Dogs a Unique Pet?

Garanteed the dog will go to the dog bowl, even if the dog thinks the cracker will be the reward!lol.  Picture from Google Images.
Garanteed the dog will go to the dog bowl, even if the dog thinks the cracker will be the reward!lol. Picture from Google Images.

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What Makes Dogs a Unique Pet?

 Among All Other Domesticated and Wild Animals...

Dogs are the only animals that have the ability to follow complex verbal commands and body language.  The most unique example of dog’s capabilities are their ability to follow the human point.  Most dogs when socialized repeatedly to follow a human pointing at an object, are capable of successfully following the command and “seeing” what their owner wants to share with them. 

 

The reason why this is so fantastic is because no other animal to date, can learn how to interpret the complex body language and non-verbal communication that takes place during this action.  We see wonderful examples of dogs exhibiting this skill in many hunting breeds that often have to “point”, set and retrieve hunted game. 

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