How Dogs Share Their Sense Of Humor With Us: #8

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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We love our furry best friends, and they all have a personality of their own. They also each have their own sense of humor! Dogs show off their sense of humor in a bunch of different ways. Did you know that dogs do actually try to talk to us?

8. Dogs Talk to Us. Or Try to.

Vocalization, like laughter, is diverse in its nature, dog-to-dog. Some breeds are exceptionally chatty about what’s humorous to them. Hounds of almost any hunting discipline are often seen kenneled in the backs of trucks on the way to a day in the field. This is usually the case because hounds are so effusively delighted by the prospect they howl and bay with laughter and joy–loudly. Other breeds chatter, jabber, burble, babble and yap–coincidently, all synonyms for enthusiastic, happy talking.

A Brigham Young University study concluded that human babies actually understand canine vocalizations. Essentially, dogs can converse with and communicate emotion to children less than six months old. It is surmised that dogs are funny and say funny things to babies, and that is why babies so frequently get the giggles when hanging out with man’s best friend. Thankfully, while people lose the ability to understand what the funny thing are that the dogs are saying, they maintain a great capacity for finding humor in how they say it.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: 10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science