I saw on TV once that dogs have an understanding of our vocabulary equal to that of a three year old. (I think.) Anyway I'm pretty sure as long as you're feeding them and not beating them they don't give a goddamn what you're saying.
Then how come they understand "sit" and other commands? Clearly they have some comprehension of what we're saying, and even if they don't know what the exact word means, they can tell from tone of voice.
No, actually pets respond to tone. I could say "no" very sweetly, or I could say "no" with some balls behind it, which do you think will get a better response? That's why most people sweet talk cats, it's the only way those bastards will respond.
If you yell and scream at a dog it will probably react different from if you talk nicely to it, even if you say the same thing, like Cuban_B said. They can recognize how you're saying something even if they don't understand the exact words.
What if you say "sit" and "stand" in the same tone of voice?
Fail is fail.
why is this being voted down? Tone of voice is a part of training a dog, but the reward of a treat is what engraves it in their mind
A dog lives in a house for free and gets fed and pampered.
yeah, sounds like a hard life, doesn't it?