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They are known as man's best friend and the British are famously dotty about them. But how can you tell if your dog is happy, lonely, anxious or sad?
The answer is in the volume, length and pitch of their bark, according to scientists who have developed a computer program that can translate woofs.
Complex algorithms developed by the researchers in Hungary can accurately predict a dog's sex, age and state of mind.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: Skid Mark
The bark is not even half of their communication! They communicate more with body language than anything else. I like to do this experiment every once in a while and not say ONE WORD to the dogs for a whole day. Amazingly, they don't seem to notice any difference at all. They're watching my body language anyway, so adding words just confuses things...
originally posted by: Skid Mark
Including you? Do you use an accent?