Dogs know how to communicate with each other. Once in a while you meet a mean (abused?) dog who will behave erratically and it’s hard to know what they’re thinking, but most anyone who’s worked with dogs can tell you that they make their moods and intentions very clear to each other and to people too, if we just pay attention. In other words, they know how to « talk ». They don’t talk like we talk, but it’s communication all the same. I am delighted to see that more and more research is being done in the arena of dog communication and I hope that eventually we’ll get to the point where most people can be taught what dog talk means, it will not be the exclusive arena of dog trainers and dog fanciers. Here’s an interesting article in the Washington Post.