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You’re not crazy: Your dog can un­der­stand your words, re­gard­less of whether you use a pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive tone. A 2014 study pub­lished in Cur­rent Bi­ol­ogy found that pooches can dis­tin­guish “mean­ing­ful phrases” from emotionally in­flected bab­ble. So, next time you ask Fido where your shoe is, don’t fall for that blank puppy-eyed stare.

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