New Research Says Dogs Can Recognize Different Languages

No matter what language you use to tell your dog to sit...they know you're talking to them.

That’s the result of a new study involving language and canines. Hungarian researchers used MRI technology to scan the brain activity of 18 dogs when a voice read to them in a language they knew, one they hadn’t heard, and in gibberish. Those brain scans showed different parts of the brain responded when the animals were spoken to in a language they knew, versus one they had never heard. They also showed the dogs could tell a difference between words they haven’t heard…and meaningless gibberish.