Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Neglected rural pets pose scabies risk for humans > Health-in-Motion 21 October 2016 Your dog probably understands more than you might think A new study suggests that your dog probably understands more than you might think and can tell when your praise for them is sincere. By scanning the brains of 13 family dogs from four different breeds Hungarian scientists discovered that the dogs were able to distinguish between positive and neutral words. According to American behavioural scientist Clive Wynne their work “provides the first evidence from inside a dog’s brain that there’s processing that depends on the meaning of a word and not just the tone of voice in which it is said”. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Bringing movies to the people with the power of the sun 32 minutes ago Partner content More: Daily Dose: Neglected rural pets pose scabies risk for humansHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical WATCH: South Africa teenager shares her battle against TB News QUIZ: How often do you take a sick day? Medical 4 tips for frequent flyers to prevent back pain Diet and nutrition Sugar tax too low to work Medical QUIZ: 10 facts and myths about asthma Lifestyle High-tech acne treatments From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?