A fascinating article about what dogs actually hear when their owners speak to them.

We often say the same sweet, nonsensical things to our dogs that we say to our babies—and in almost the same slow, high-pitched voice. Now, scientists have shown that puppies find our pooch-directed speech exciting, whereas older dogs are somewhat indifferent. The findings show, for the first time, that young dogs respond to this way of talking, and that it may help them learn words—as such talk does with human babies.

Read Article:  http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/what-dogs-hear-when-we-talk-them