If you've been waiting for the day that a pet translator is invented so you're able to have a proper conversation with your furry friends, then get excited!
The NBC network in the U.S has reported that scientists are currently working on a device that will translate the vocalisations and facial expressions of your pets into perfect English so that you'll finally be able to find out if your cat is judging you and why your dog gets so excited about a tennis ball...
Artificial intelligence is apparently playing a big part in the research and so far, it has helped phrase vocalisations of marmoset monkeys and the expressions of sheep!
Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, who wrote Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals, is currently working on an algorithm to help us understand the meaning behind a dog's behaviour so that one day, we will have a device that allows our pets to tell us when they're hungry and when they need to exercise!
Looks like Dug's little collar translator could become real VERY soon!
NBC have said that we could potentially see a pet translator on the market within the next 10 years, so keep you eyes peeled.