Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dog at the Breakfast Table

When researchers let dogs choose between two plates of food, one with a single piece of food and the other with six pieces, the dogs generally went for the larger portion.

However, when a human showed a clear preference for the plate with the small portion, the dogs apparently recognized and responded to the human social cues and went for what we perceived as "best".  >> To read more

1 comment:

HurricaneDeck said...

This should come as no surprise to anyone who has a pack of dogs - I can buy a bag of 12 bones for 5 dogs and dump the bones all out on the floor. The one bone that everyone wants is the bone that the alpha dog has.

I've never figured that out why humans do that too...