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The real reason is actually so much more adorable than this. According to Mental Floss:
"Dogs are impressively good at reading and responding to our body language and vocal cues."
Mental Floss goes on to explain, "when you're lecturing your pooch for taking food off the counter, they're taking it all in even if the literal message gets lost in translation."
Same goes for your words of praise for your dog.
"Dogs are capable of recognizing certain parts of human language, so when they cock their heads as you speak to them it's possible they're listening for specific words and inflections they associate with fun activities like meals and playtime."
There you have it, folks. Dogs respond to your verbal cues, so make sure to choose your words carefully with your pup. Although they may not understand the words, they can sense the inflection in the words you're saying, just as humans do.
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