Humans and dogs have had a connection and relationship for thousands of years, with dogs being able to understand and respond to certain basic words and commands from their owners. A recent, unscientific study has suggested that dogs respond more to the types of communication that people use when speaking to babies than regular people, as the higher-pitch and longer tones of this speech resonate better emotionally in a dog’s brain than normal speech. Steve and Ben examine this idea of dog-directed speech, and whether or not it has any foundation in the real world.

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