I think requiring dogs to learn command in two languages is a little ridiculous, but other may see it differently. I admit it is good to use a common language but understanding dogs and how they communicate is more important than the words we use.
This politician does have a good point about using dog training to better understand another language. In fact I have developed a program for teaching English using dogs and dog training. I think it could also be used to teach French as well.
I am wishing you the very best in life,
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