biology question #939



Leeanne, a 13 year old female from Sebrevois asks on September 26, 2002,

Q:

Can dogs and cats understand what people are saying? If not then how do they know to get off something or to go if you tell them to?

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the answer

Barry Shell answered on September 30, 2002, A:

They certainly do understand what you *want* but they don't understand *language* as we do. There are many books and websites on the subject. A good one is Stanley Coren's.

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