Can dogs talk is an interesting conversation that many people like to have. Many of us have seen dogs on talk shows, YouTube, and other places that seem to be able to speak a few words. Usually the things that a dog “says” will be simple phrases such as “I Love You,” “Hel-lo,” or something similar, but are they actually talking? Let us take a closer look at the question.
There is no doubt that dogs communicate between themselves through body language, and different sounds. When they communicate through sounds, they can change the tone or the timing of these sounds to change the message they want to convey to another dog. The question is can this be considered talking? Another thing dogs have mastered is that through all of the years that they have been our best friends, they have learned to watch their humans closely. By watching us they can take cues about our attitude by the look on our face, the tone of our voice, or the motions we make with our hands. Dogs have learned much about humans, and how to react to our behaviors.
We still have not answered the question can dogs talk, according to scientist the answer is no. Even though dogs do have the ability to mimic some human sounds, just like many types of birds, they do not understand what they are saying. They are just repeating a sound that they hear you make to the best of their ability. With that being said, you can believe that a dog can communicate with their owner in other ways. Anyone that has ever owned a dog can attest to the ability of a dog to deliver a message in a way that leaves no doubt, as to what your dog is thinking. If your dog wants you to play with him, scratch his belly, or feed him, he will let you know.