Morkie enjoying a good read

Morkie enjoying a good read

Sure, your Morkie is smart. Like really, really smart. But can he read, like this dog? Take a look, it’s pretty amazing!

It’s no surprise that dogs can’t really read like we do, but did you know they CAN be trained to recognized word shapes and what they mean?

One owner has taught her dog Olive to ‘read’ using an iPad. Olive also enjoys a little painting and taking selfies with the iPad. 🙂

Dogs learn in very simple patterns: in their brains they’ve charted out “pleasant” and “unpleasant” and naturally want to repeat more of pleasant experiences. (To try this yourself, get the App Big Words, and check out this site, How to Teach Your Dog to Read With an iPad. 

 

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