Dogs are smart animals, from obeying basic commands and performing tricks, to the incredibly complex and valuable way they assist blind and deaf people or quite literally sniff out crime. Studies have even shown that dogs are able to learn the names of objects and fetch these from a group of other objects when prompted. Betsy, a Border Collie, was able to learn the names of and retrieve over 345 objects.
Some owners are also training their dogs to speak…kind of. While we might be a long way from having a ‘real’ conversation with our pets, there are some incredible videos online showcasing just how clever our four-legged friends really are. Check out how Stella and her owner over at hunger4words have created a soundboard so they can communicate with each other – and just how well it works!