Are dogs capable to understands human language ( for example after order sit it sit because he know that word) Or can sence our order by body language and intonation if so why this type of communication developed only at dogs?
Some researchers say that dogs have the intelligence of a two-year old.
Many dogs can understand more than 150 words and intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia.
He is a reasonable and serious scientist who is biased towards overstating dog intelligence. he sais:
The average dog can learn 165 words, including signals, and the “super dogs” (those in the top 20 percent of dog intelligence) can learn 250 words, Coren says. “The upper limit of dogs’ ability to learn language is partly based on a study of a border collie named Rico who showed knowledge of 200 spoken words and demonstrated ’fast-track learning,’ which scientists believed to be found only in humans and language learning apes,”
Dogs can also count up to four or five,