Won’t anyone listen to me?
Your dog might understand more than you think. An August 31 Washington Post Animalia article discusses a study about dogs and their ability to understand our communication. Dogs process both our tone and our words, and they do that using the same brain regions as we do!
That therapy dog just pooped in the airplane aisle!
There’s been recent write ups about the difference between emotional support dogs and service dogs and how some people are using those titles as an excuse to bring pets to inappropriate places.
Pets are emotionally regulating.
Nevertheless the understanding received from your pet, and in this case dogs, is shown to be nuanced and real. Your dog might understand quite a lot about what you are telling him,and if he’s your relationship confidant, might be pretty relationship savvy!