Sam was tri-lingual – dog, cat and human and manipulative when necessary. Chapter 8 of Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Language
Chapter Eight – Language
My pack was made up of the alpha pair, Sally and David. As I have already mentioned both of them talked to me all the time. As well as words designed to let me know my role in the pack and behaviour expected from me, I began to understand the tone and meaning of many other words as well.
It is a common theory that animals do not understand human speech except for specific and relevant words such as sit, wait, down etc. This is a misconception because if you have been talked to continuously over a period of time you do begin to attach meaning and actions to certain words and sentences.
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