I knew it! Dogs can understand words. Yahoo! News – Research Shows Dogs Can Comprehend Words
My dog knows all her toys and most of her human and dog friends by name. I’ve always said she got left behind at the level of a 1-2 year old human child. This article claims the border collie they tested, tested at a 3 year old human level. Not only does the border collie, Rico, know all of his toys by name, but if an unknown toy is placed in the middle and he is asked for the unknown toy by name, he correctly assumes 7 times out of 10 that the toy he doesn’t know cooresponds to the name he doesn’t know AND a month later he still remembers the name of the new toy!