If you spend everyday with a dog, their ability to communicate and understand goes through the roof. Dogs are not human of course but they sure seem to get a lot of things. Mine killed a bird and then looked at me. He didn’t like it. Now a bird can land near by and he just looks. Same with rabbits. He can catch them but chooses not to. He’ll lay in the grass while they hop around. An hour before I leave the house I can tell him “no you’re not going” and he won’t even get out of bed. He also doesn’t want me to pet him because he’s irritated about being left. There’s so much to them but it takes time and focus to bring it out.No, they aren't. But I am human and I do have human values. I can assure you, I value my dogs more than I value someone who would hurt them.
And I'll just leave it at that...
Exactly... They understand and process more than most people give them credit for. Mine are the same way. We communicate with one another just as well as if they could talk for most day to day things. It just kills me when they're sick and can't tell me what's wrong.
I really love my dogs. Always have.