ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
(from Makeway Magazine)
like people enjoy saying dogs are dumb because of things like you can say anything to them but as long as you use a certain upbeat tone they’re happy.
but like. that’s actually something intelligent they’re doing tho….?? firstly, people laughing and calling animals dumb because they don’t understand actual human languages is ludicrous. but also dogs can become familiar and learn certain words or associate a good number of words or signals/gestures with certain things, therefore learning their meaning for all intents and purposes.
and we’re acting like when it comes to dogs, tone is not important and complex. and that by taking our upbeat and excitable tones and speech patterns as meaning we’re in a good mood and excited and that this usually brings good things for the dog, and the dog learning this. and becoming excited and happy and playful when humans use this tone with them….. how is that dumb tho? how is that anything but smart? and dogs also learn or associate our deeper and sharper tones and speech patterns as more negative. and they react to these as well.
and like. unless you’re being a jackass, who’s using opposite tones to what you’re actually saying and meaning and your attitude, we don’t communicate with humans by shouting excitedly and happily but saying horrible things.
whyyyy are dogs dumb for communicating and trying to understand through tone????