Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, and there's been some speculation that humans and dogs have co-evolved to some extent. So it would be nice to understand our domesticated friends a bit better, and technology could help us out. We've seen products like Bowlingual
for translating dog barks into human languages, and here are just a few more interesting links on human-dog relationships.
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