Crazy dog parents (who talk to their dog) rejoice! All those things you say to your dog could actually be getting through their furry heads. This video from PBS’s It’s Okay To Be Smart breaks down recent research that claims dogs may understand human emotion and language.
Scientists are still debating the issue, but get the info and some fun facts in the clip below. (For example, dogs are the only non-primate animals that seek out eye contact with humans! With big brains like that, how could they NOT understand when you talk?)