Posted by Aston Avery

Dogs learning new words from their owners’ Zoom calls

Half (48 per cent) of dog owners say their pets have picked up new words and commands as a result of them ‘listening in’ on their work Zoom calls.

The research by pet treat company Good Boy showed the most common phrases clever canines are learning include ‘Zoom’ (58 per cent), ‘meeting’ (28 per cent) and ‘internet’ (17 per cent).

Some owners even told researchers their dogs are beginning to understand the terms ‘boss’ (13 per cent), ‘muted’ (14 per cent) and ‘glitch’ (6 per cent).

Aston spoke to animal behaviourist and author Karen Wild.

Photo by Berkay Gumustekin on Unsplash

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