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    So it's estimated that dogs can learn around 165 words, and can be nearly as smart as a two year old. When you talk to your dog (or whatever pet) do they ever respond to words/commands you wouldn't expect?

    My old dog (a greyhound) learned the word "shop", seeming to think it meant the same as "walk" as I'd sometimes take him if it was a quick shopping trip, but when I'd say to my mum "I'm off to the shop" he'd leap to attention, whether or not I planned to take him :P so we'd spell it out, but before long he even picked that up! Rather than being able to read I think he thought "S-H-O-P"/"essaitchohpee" was another word walkies :P

    I know this one is certainly a coincidence, but I said pharaoh hounds looked really cool with their pointy ears, and he instantly moved his head slightly so his ears fell into a pointy shape :P
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    Hmm. My cats definately respond to certain words. My snake just responds to my voice, I'm pretty sure.
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    My dog that I had just laid on my lap, and only really came over for a snuggle.

    It's weird though, because I could always tell it any secrets I had, and I knew it would be okay with them but I think that's a security issue.
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    I once winked at my dog and it winked back. Most exciting five seconds of my life.
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    (Original post by tjf8)
    I once winked at my dog and it winked back. Most exciting five seconds of my life.
    That happened to me too!!
 
 
 
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