Godwin's law states: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.
And I trust this law more than I do gravity; over the years, I have seen political parties, presidents, religions, social movements, laws, and even cats compared to Hitler or Nazism. Given enough time, the comparison is inevitable. And now, it looks like we can add dog trainers to the list.
Only in this case, there's no comparison to be made, because these dog trainers actually were Nazis:
Bonderson went to Berlin to do the primary research on the dog experiments, and found that Germans thought dogs were almost as smart as humans, and they tried to train them to speak, read and spell, and use telepathy.
Rolf, an Airedale terrier, reportedly spoke by tapping his paw against a board, Bonderson says.
Bonderson says the 'Wooffan SS' experiment sought to use the trained dogs as part of the SS and many breeds were involved.
The Nazis had limited success getting dogs to speak but better luck getting them to spell.
Wild stuff (and it must be stated that I'd wear one of those telepathy helms just for fun), though I strongly suspect a great deal of the Nazi scientists' conclusions were more wishful thinking than reality.