Saturday, December 13, 2008

Clever Dog Learns Sign Language

This dog is deaf. Her name is Zoe, and she has had problems communicating with humans as they typically use speech to interact with dogs. As a result, staff in the RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter feared that she might be overlooked by humans who adopt orphaned animals. To get around this, they have taught Zoe a number of key sign language terms, including ones for "sit", "stay", and "lie down". Zoe has reportedly found it very easy to learn these commands, because she is a very clever dog.


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