I'm sure you've all heard about this study which suggests that domestic dogs are capable of understanding a human's perspective. My question is: do you believe it?
The humans found that we ( 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.
"That's incredible because it implies dogs understand the human can't see them, meaning they might understand the human perspective," said Juliane Kaminski, one of the study's authors and lecturer at University of Portsmouth's psychology department.
Well we are certainly not stupid enough to steal food in front of your face, even a cat could understand how silly that would be.
The study says it is "unlikely that the dogs simply forgot that the human was in the room when there was no light. Instead it seems as though the dogs were able to differentiate between when the human was unable or able to see them."
Wow so in fact you humans have proven that dogs do not have a goldfish's brain. Nice.
"These results suggest humans might be right, where dogs are concerned, but we still can't be completely sure if the results mean dogs have a truly flexible understanding of the mind and others' minds. It has always been assumed only humans had this ability."
What do you think? I'm sure all dog owners know how intelligent their dog is. Do we need studies to prove it?