Here’s a fascinating video from PBS that looks into the question of how our attempts at communication are received by our dogs:
Do you ever talk to your dog? Do they ever talk back? Humans and dogs have a truly amazing relationship, developed along an evolutionary journey that goes back nearly 10,000 years. Do they really understand what we say, think, and feel? Recent research suggests dogs know more about our language and emotions than you might think.
CORRECTION: Chaser is a she. Oops!