You pet is bilingual! Or rather, if you are bilingual then it is highly likely your pet is too.
After monitoring a series of canine brain scans, researchers at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest concluded that dogs can in fact understand vocabulary, not just tone of voice.
While many cat owners will claim their pets have selective hearing, the Cat Protection Society NSW says that cats and kittens can learn languages other than ‘cat’.
“We’ve seen many cats at our shelter over the years who can understand and learn words in more languages than one. Most recently, we had a wonderful feline resident, Beasley, who learned to respond to “high five” and “sit” in both French and English,” says Kristina Vesk, CEO of Cat Protection Society NSW.
Associate Professor in Animal and Wildlife Genetics and Genomics at Sydney University, Jaime Gongora, has similarly revealed in a video that his very own feline friend is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and, of course, cat.