How Many Words Do Dogs Understand?

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What words do dogs understand?

But what about your dog’s vocabulary? You know he’s got the basics: sit, walk, ball; but research shows he may have stored away more words than you think. According to Dr. Stanley Coren, an expert in canine intelligence, the average dog can understand about 165 words, possibly more with training.

How many words do smartest dogs know?

World’s Smartest Dog Has 1,000-Word Vocabulary. Chaser the border collie has a vocabulary of over 1,000 words – the largest of any dog in the world. She knows nouns and verbs individually and, impressively, syntax: she can understand nouns and verbs in tandem to form an action.

Do dogs really know their names?

Your dog knows there’s a word you call out in a certain tone of voice when you want her to come to you, but most dog owners know their dog will also respond to a nickname, or that if they call one dog, both household dogs respond. Clearly, dogs can recognise their own name when called out.

What are the 7 basic dog commands?

From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO.