Biology Question #939

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

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

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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