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Dogs, however, cannot, under normal circumstances, understand the full range of human speech. As I indicated above, if people want dogs to understand them, they must give dogs hallucinogenic drugs. That is, the Runa must make their dogs into shamans so that they can traverse the ontological boundaries that separate them from humans

« How dogs dream : Amazonian natures and the politics of transspecies engagement »
vol. 34
American Ethnologist
p. 13