Friday, July 15, 2011

No surprise to dog owners: study suggest canines/wolves adept at reading people's minds


To anyone who is familiar with the eerily human-like qualities of man's best friend, the news that dogs can read your mind shouldn't come as any surprise.


I’ve suspected my pug Millie (shown here) has been able to read my feeble mind since she was a pup 8 years ago!


The latest research adds to growing evidence that dogs can interpret both human body language and general behavior, and use it to their advantage.

"Dogs and [human-raised] wolves are capable of distinguishing between a person looking at them, someone who's paying attention and someone who's not," said Monique A.R. Udell, lead author of a study published recently in the journal Learning & Behavior. "They're more likely to beg [for food] from someone paying attention to them." More here

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