My friends and family know I have a love/hate thingy for dogs. Mostly, my love has to do with the dogs themselves, whereas my hate has more to do with dog owners. It irks me that so many dog owners apply “human” characteristics to their dogs, the most common one that dogs “love” people. No, dogs do not love, since love requires a choice, something dogs (which merely act on instinct) cannot do.
Anyway, here’s an article on whether or not dogs can talk.