This is an issue that has been debated for years. Here is another fact about dogs that can change your mind about choosing a pet.
You trust your dog, but does he trust you?
Dogs, as real detectives, can explain to us whether or not we should trust another person.
The study was conducted by Akiko Takaoka of Kyoto University in Japan. The scientist and his colleagues wanted to know if a dog would trust someone who was lying to him. They wanted to know if the dog could understand if the person was not trustworthy or not.
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In the experiment, dog owners would first point to a container containing food. The dog was running towards her. And approached the container.
It was previously known that dogs would run towards an object that their owner would point at them. Thus, it is believed that dogs are capable of understanding human gestures. Also the dog become nervous when the gestures are inconsistent,
The third time, the dogs did not follow the pointed hand. 34 dogs participated in the experiment and all showed the same results, according to the Animal Cognition Journal. The dogs used their previous experience to know that a person was unreliable.