Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Dogs understand gestures well
Dogs understand human pointing gestures as well as two-year-old children, according to the domestication, dogs appear to be predisposed to read other human visual signals, including head turning and gazing, reports Discovery News. People often use baby talk, scientifically known as “motherese,” with both children and their pet dogs, allowing canines and kids to receive similar social stimulation. Studies also suggest dogs may understand humans better than even our closest living animal relatives do.