July 2009

Are You Smarter Than a 2-Year-Old?

An article from Discovery News reports that your dog may just be able to answer that question with yes.

It seems that dogs can understand the gestures you use for pointing just as well as a two-year-old can—and that they need almost no learning time to fully comprehend them. They can also interpret human head-turning and gazing.

Apparently, since pet owners use the same baby talk with their bets as they do with their kids, both children and animals are receiving similar stimulation to be able to interpret these signals.

I sure hope that a lot of pet owners out there don’t speak to their kids the same way they scream at their pets; both animal and child would surely wet themselves.