Dogs have developmental abilities of a 2-year-old kid

July 25, 2011 6:06:20 PM PDT
Ever thought your dog was acting like a two year old? Well, you may have been right.

A new study in the journal Learning and Behavior finds that dogs have the developmental abilities of a 2-year-old.

They can also learn the meaning of words -- up to 165 of them, according to researchers at the University of Florida.

A second study found dogs may also be able to read body language and behavior and use it to their advantage, like getting you to feed them.