Study: Dogs Can Talk to Humans

By: Chris Debbins

May 18, 2017

Do you ever feel like you can understand what your dog wants from you just based on the sounds he or she makes? Well, it turns out that you're not wrong. Most people actually CAN speak dog.

Scientists in Hungary have researched the communication between dogs and their owners. These scientists found that most people have the ability to understand what their dog wants just based on how their dog is growling. In an experiment, people were able to identify what their dog's growl meant a whopping 63% of the time! 

Although, I have to ask: how were the scientists able to correctly identify if what the participants guessed was right or not? Did they consult the dogs ahead of time? Hmmm.

Women were actually better at recognizing what their dog was feeling than most men were.

Regardless, it seems that we all may naturally be "dog whisperers." So you may want to make sure that you update your LinkedIn profile to say "speaks dog."