^False. You’d talk back to them. You’d talk slowly, loudly, derogatorily, and in a mutilated Spanish or Indian accent. Or at least you should as it’s the only way they will understand what you’re trying to say.
@11, as a dog trainer, I can tell you that dogs can learn to understand what certain words mean (about 150 on average, from what I remember off the top of my head), but they interpret tone of voice and body language much better than actual words spoken.
For instance, go ahead and say the very worst things you can think of to your dogs, but do it in the tone of voice you’d use if you were lavishing praise upon them (puppy voice and all) with all of the mannerisms you’d also use. I guarantee you that your dog will get all excited and happy. The opposite is also true.