Dogs and Young Readers: On the Same Page, July 07, 2011, 06:00 AM - Who doesn’t talk to their dog? There’s something in our dog’s social pack-animal brain that inclines them to be attentive and attuned to our vocal cues and body language and there’s something about being human that appreciates a good listener. Now we have some intriguing information from Jennifer Emmert, PhD, who manages our Animal Assisted Therapy programs, that the benefits of talking to a dog go beyond therapeutic value.

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