• Question: Can dogs learn to understand english or any language if you teach them

    Asked by duty1cab to Arno on 12 Apr 2024.
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      Arno Kraft answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      Probably yes, or at least they recognise the sounds.

      Over 30 years ago, I first read the amusing stories by P. G. Wodehouse (and re-read them numerous times ever since). In one story, the woolly-headed Lord Emsworth addresses a dog with the words “Go away, sir”. I am still unsure whether this is the correct form of address, or whether Wodehouse was just trying to be funny …