Your dog may be able to talk to you in ten years, but don't be disappointed when you find out he only likes you because you feed him and let him sniff other dog's butts.

The Daily Mail reports that Con Slobodchikoff, a professor at Northern Arizona University professor, has been working on a device that can interpret prairie dog barks and translate them to English.

He claims within ten years the technology should get to the place where it can interpret what other animals are saying, such as farm animals, wild animals, as well as dogs and cats.

Slobodchikoff says this could save millions of dogs each year that are euthanized because of behavioral problems which stem from the lack of communication between human and animal.