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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:42 PM

Dogs understand human perspective, say researchers [View all]

Source: BBC News

Dogs are more capable of understanding situations from a human's point of view than has previously been recognised, according to researchers.

They found dogs were four times more likely to steal food they had been forbidden, when lights were turned off so humans in the room could not see.

This suggested the dogs were able to alter their behaviour when they knew their owners' perspective had changed.

The study, published in Animal Cognition, conducted tests on 84 dogs.
The experiments had been trying to find whether dogs could adapt their behaviour in response to the changed circumstances of their human owners.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21411249



Looks like humans have trouble understanding others' perspectives more so than dogs.

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