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berck

Montreal

Just saw this today...

Montreal may require dogs to be bilingual

if a proposed law in Montreal goes into effect, all dogs in the Canadian city will need to understand commands in both English and French.

Montreal city councilor Benoit LaDouce, who made the proposal, told CBC Radio that it's necessary to counter the "chaos" resulting from dogs at public parks who understand commands in only one language.

"The current situation in Montreal Dog Park is untenable chaos," LaDouce told CBC Radio. "The various dog commands are incomprehensible to each other."

In an inadvertently hilarious interview with the station, LaDouce (who was deadly serious) says he was inspired to propose the law after a dog began licking his face and did not respond to French commands.

"Our alienation from each other was absolute," LaDouce said.

LaDouce wants all dogs in the city to learn at least 80 to 90 commands in both languages, calling the task "basic stuff." He said each canine should be subjected to a test by a city employee to confirm the animal's bilingual comprehension.
Biosphere

80 to 90 commands?  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

For the rest of it  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
berck

Yeah, I thought the 80-90 commands seemed a bit excessive. Heck, My dog probably only knows five commands, and she'll do what she wants anyway... Wink
mr shifter

Re: Montreal

berck wrote:

He said each canine should be subjected to a test by a city employee to confirm the animal's bilingual comprehension.[/i]

How much an hour do they have to pay the city employee.
Will be quite a time to check (80 x 2) 160 commands.   Rolling Eyes

I used to control my dog with my set of keys and a few words.
Nolte

do canadians have a different day for their equivalent of april fools? Very Happy

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