Who’s the prettiest best girl ? We talk to Winnie like that a lot in our best baby voice. Our dog knows we are talking about her and to her. Science backs up the fact that dogs actually prefer it when you talk to them that way. Dogs respond better to baby talk.
A study found that talking to your dog like you would a baby is a great way to build a positive relationship with your four legged baby. Dr. Katie Slocombe from the University of York, wanted to see if there was basis in fact to the playful way many owners talk to their dogs.
Here is what they did. Researchers gathered 37 dogs and put them in rooms with people saying different phrases in different ways. The dogs first listened to the person talking to them like they were speaking to a baby with the classic high pitched voice couples with phrases like “Who’s a good boy?” In a separate room researchers spoke to the dogs in flatter tones with adult directed speech.
Scientists watched the dogs to see who they responded to the most and found that they chose to spend more time with those who used baby talk.
The AKC apparently agrees with these findings, to learn more get details right here.
Looking For A Friend? These Are The Most Adopted Dog Breeds In North Carolina
2020 will be known for a lot of things. But one most positive? The puppy boom! Spending so much extra time at home contributed to a large increase in dog adoptions in the United States. Whether it was looking for companionship or just having the extra time to dedicate to training and raising a puppy they were a great source of comfort for many during a trying time. I’m sure you know plenty of people maybe even you who added a dog to the family in the last few years. But what were the most adopted dog breeds?
Our friends at TOP puppy adoption levels prior to and during the pandemic discovered some very interesting facts about Americans’ favorite pets. They ranked each state’s most adopted dog breeds as well as ranked the most puppy-obsessed states. Here were the 5 most adopted dog breeds in North Carolina:
Ranking The Most Puppy-Loving States
They also ranked each state according to the number of people per capita looking to adopt a dog in the same time period. Below are the top 15 states as well the most popular adopted dogs in each state. To do this TOP Data analyzed a dog adoption database of 500,000 adopted dogs, analyzed online adoption data, and surveyed 1,000 dog owners across the U.S. Did you add a furry friend to your family in the past few years? I didn’t but these adorable dogs are definitely giving me puppy fever.