Do dogs understand positive affirmations?

Answer: Research does support that most animals have the capacity to comprehend and respond to human speech. In a study performed by psychologists at McMasters University, people were found to be able to recognize the expression of emotions on the mouths of dogs in conversation with their trainer. Their subjects watched videos of pairs of dogs discussing a toy or topic they were interested in, and rated them for expressiveness using a standardized set of 13 human facial expressions – including happy, sad, angry and neutral.It was confirmed that not only does your pet understand you from time-to-time they also try to obey your commands as best as possible. In fact alone is not enough encourage healthy habits – they need praise too!

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