PAPER: Dogs Actually Love That Ridiculous Voice We Use to Talk with Them

A high-pitched voice and exaggerated emotion when interacting with a dog will get you a long way, science says. Image credits Besno Pile. University of York researchers say that the way we speak to our dog-friends is a key relationship building element between pet and owner. The effect is similar to how ‘baby-talk’ helps adults bond with babies.

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