Dog is trained to understand sign language

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In this video, dog trainer Fred Dixon demonstrates how his 6-year-old dog Shinook can carry out commands given in sign language.

Here's the March video

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4 comentarii:

ursa said...

It's spelled Chinook, from The Chinook people of Native Americans.

Anonymous said...

^The spelling of chinook in the description is what you took from this? well done.

Dunex said...

@Anonymous Thanks, you made my day

Anonymous said...

I think this is boloney. Out of all the sign language the handler shows to the dog, the dog probably "understands" only one hand movement at the end, and when I say "understand" I mean only that the dog associates a specific hand movement with a specific task. That's it. Dogs do not have complex language skills.

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