We all shower our pets with attention, both in actions and words. No matter their age, we love babying them from time to time.
Although puppies thrive on high-pitched baby talk, you’re wasting your time if you’re saying “goochy-goo” to adult dogs — and science proves it.
A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, revealed that adult dogs in the experiment did not react to baby talk any differently from the way they reacted to normal-sounding human speech. Puppies, meanwhile, “were highly reactive to dog-directed speech,” the authors of the study wrote.
All dogs, young and old, crave attention — and they’re just so cute and adorable that I doubt many of us are going to stop using that high pitch any time soon. Will you?