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Doggy-talk doesn't always work on pooches. Doggone

It might be a bone of contention, but the kind of voice one uses with babies tends to work better with puppies than adult dogs

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"Adult dogs seem to ignore dog-directed speech, at least when the voice is from an unfamiliar person." - Researcher Nicolas Mathevon.

When you speak to dogs, do you use a dog voice? You know, a dog voice - higher pitched, slower, maybe a little sing-song-y? The kind of voice you'd use when speaking to a baby, except... directed at a dog?

New research shows that puppies might actually react to that voice, though that's

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