It’s a question that many dog owners would likely answer "yes" to.
But, how much can dogs actually understand us?
James May has answered this question for his latest Q+A on the Head Squeeze channel .
The National Science + Engineering Competition travelled to 12 of The Big Bang Near Me Fairs across the UK gathering over 1000 questions from young people to pass on to James.
In the end, James decided to answer a question by Luke from Durham Johnston Comprehensive about his dog.
So what do you think? Can dogs understand us?
DISCLAIMER: The video does contain some strong language, so is not appropriate for primary school children.
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