A recent study is teaching us more about how we communicate with our canine companions.
As animal parents, we have a special connection with our dogs. We can communicate with them through tone, body language, and facial expressions. On the flip side, our dogs are genetically wired to understand us, thanks to their long history of domestication.
Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, so their connection to us has deeper roots than those of any other animal. It’s believed dogs were first domesticated almost 40,000 years ago, when they were used for tracking and hunting prey.