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Owner's beliefs on the ability of their pet dogs to understand human verbal communication: A case of social understanding

  title={Owner's beliefs on the ability of their pet dogs to understand human verbal communication: A case of social understanding},
  author={P. Pongr{\'a}cz and {\'A}. Mikl{\'o}si and V. Cs{\'a}nyi},
  journal={Cahiers De Psychologie Cognitive-current Psychology of Cognition},
We asked Hungarian pet dog owners to fill out a questionnaire about their verbal communication toward their dogs. Thirty-seven owners listed 430 different utterances (30 on average), which they thought their dogs knew. Twenty-one percent of these were synonyms. Utterances could be ranged into categories of actions (in ascending order of occurrence): Disallowance, Posture, Invitation, Referring to object or person, Unique, Information giving, Permission, Question. Owners believed that dogs… Expand

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