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Old 03-15-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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Example a dog in the US meets a dog in say Europe. Or a cat in Australia meets another cat in Brazil.


Also i assume animals of different species can't speak to one another by language? Example a dog and a cat or a dog and a fox?
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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Let me ask my dog. I’ll get back to you when he talks back to me.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Where is Dr. Dolittle when you need him?
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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no.
songbirds change with location.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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What an interesting question.

The thing is, dogs wouldn't have a common language even within a city, because they don't really meet enough individuals to form a common language among them. Many dogs live their entire lives only interacting with, say, 20 other dogs.

Dog breeds though, DO have a "language" even though the individuals haven't met. Within the breed, they speak the same language. Dogs of other breeds do NOT speak the same language always, and that's where dog parks become very very tricky. And also very hilarious. And that's why the Boston Terrier meet up group at the local dog park was asked to leave. Because Bostons communicate clearly with each other, and the other dogs don't understand that behavior all that much. Especially German Shepherds who do NOT like to be chased in play. haha. Those were some funny times, though.

But it's interesting. Do rats in one inner city neighborhood communicate with each other in a way that rats in another neighborhood wouldn't understand? Probably.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Long ago, my aunt and uncle were camping in Mexico. A stray dog came up to them and wouldn't go away until my uncle told it to vamoose. So yes, animals of different species (humans and dogs in this case) can communicate by language, albeit in one direction.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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no.
songbirds change with location.
That is so true.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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I do not know if it is a "language", or just a universal sign (like a human in distress is pretty universal in their vocals and actions), but my cats will recognize other cats sounds, especially kittens, when playing Youtube videos of them.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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Long ago, my aunt and uncle were camping in Mexico. A stray dog came up to them and wouldn't go away until my uncle told it to vamoose. So yes, animals of different species (humans and dogs in this case) can communicate by language, albeit in one direction.
Guess you hadn't see this hilarious video.

https://www.wimp.com/funny-talking-dogs/
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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You should see my cat's reaction when that commercial with the howling wolf comes on. Yes, animals are aware of other animals sounds, particularly if they hear an animal which is commonly a predator to their species.
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