Do you think when you talk to your pet, they understand what you are saying?

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  1. sangre profile image91
    sangreposted 13 years ago

    Do you think when you talk to your pet, they understand what you are saying?

  2. BabyCheetah profile image67
    BabyCheetahposted 13 years ago

    Well if they do they like to play stupid sometimes tongue
    But they must to an extent as you can teach a dog to do many things smile

  3. MrsHernandez profile image57
    MrsHernandezposted 13 years ago

    Dog understand to an extent, you can talk to them but at the same time use body language that is how they know what you mean, of course, you cant have a big convo with your pet and expect him or her to know what u mean...wink

  4. ChristineVianello profile image60
    ChristineVianelloposted 13 years ago

    I have a dog name Angel. I talk to her on a daily basis. I sware she understands what I say. I remember my mom telling her to pick up her piece of food on the floor one day. Angel walked right over and ate it.

  5. dustbunnie profile image60
    dustbunnieposted 13 years ago

    I believe they do! I have two dogs and three cats that I talk to constantly. They definately seem to know key words so i do believe they understand what im saying. For example i can stand anywhere in my house and say out loud "who wants a treat?" and they come running from all directions. another example when they are doing something wrong if i look at them and say"no" they I would say they understand what im saying to a extent.
    You have to understand also animals sense when we are upset, not feeling well,scared. I believe they understand more than we give them credit for. smile

  6. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 13 years ago

    So far when I am playing with my dog and telling it not to do this, it seems to understand.

    It is most single word command or maximum of 3 words. I do believe my pet understands as it responses to these commands.

  7. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 13 years ago

    It depends on what I say or convey in my voice........

    Yes, my dog understands these commands:
    lay down , now
    stay by me 
    you are on duty
    want a treat?

    He does not understand:

    When is double coupon day at the grocery store
    Would I get better fuel mileage by a smaller bore stroke
    Should I add a hint of nutmeg to this pudding

    While my dog is well behaved, and responsive, most of it reflects the intellegience that it takes to be obedient and protective, not an understanding of complex human communication.

  8. ToraMyuu profile image61
    ToraMyuuposted 13 years ago

    I believe that pets understand as much as you train them to understand. I know for a fact that my roommate's dog has a larger grasp on English than any of my previous dogs simply because my roommate uses that vocabulary often and she has also spent way too much time with that awesome dog. But that aside, I know there are some common things that animals understand, such as "no", "I want to help you", and "come here/can I pet you?" Many times, it is not what we say that pets understand but how we say it. Animals are 40x better at associating the non-verbal language that we unconsiously portray when we speak than we are, so when you angrily say "No!" Not only are you using an angry tone, I know I tend to adopt a more aggressive posture. Also in my experience, animals know which people to go to to get help, usually physically. Me & my mom have helped numerous cats, dogs & a few birds to a better life. I've helped (way too many) bats out of our houses so they dont die. But my point is, pets learn to understand the language that we say/use commonly. They can also understand emotions, they may just not be able to relate as we do. Hence why we love animals: Love is unconditional. smile

  9. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 13 years ago

    My dog understands 80% of what I say to her. My tortoise, on the other hand, only comes up to me when he hears my voice. He knows he's going to eat!

  10. Randho profile image56
    Randhoposted 13 years ago

    Yes I think my pets understand what I say ... specially my dog Rocky ...


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