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Does my dog know what I'm thinking?

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Do you ever talk to your dog? Do they ever talk back? Humans and dogs have a truly amazing relationship, developed along an evolutionary journey that goes back nearly 10,000 years. Do they really understand what we say, think, and feel? It's Okay To Be Smart shows us that recent research suggests dogs know more about our language and emotions than you might think. 

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