A randomly selected purebred border collie associates sounds with objects, and perhaps sound permutations with objects and actions.
There are mid-sized dog breeds that live as long as 25 years. Given low cost whole genome sequencing, we could create a dog breed a 25 year lifespan and enhanced communication skills.
To develop greater language skills within a short time period would probably take some germline engineering. Maybe in 10 years we'll be able to do the germline engineering.
So does dog 2.0 get to vote in 2060?