I love this topic! This is [one of the many places] where the magic of your hard work and relationship building with your dog will pay off in a big way!
While most dogs learn and establish a vocabulary comparable to that of a human toddler, they are so intelligent that their comprehension and language skills can expand and grow exponentially with your nurturing and effort. Consider this excellent example of how a little bit of time invested can really foster a strong bond with your dog.
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