In the dark, Fido knows you can’t see him

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There’s more to Fido than meets the eye, especially if he knows you can’t see him.

Experimenters put dogs and their owners in a dark room and what happened next surprised everyone.

When the lights went out, the canines stole food they had been forbidden to eat by their human companions. The researchers surmised that hounds may see things from the human point of view and alter their behaviour when they know our perspective has changed.

Dogs have figured out that we can’t see them in the dark.

The more I read about dogs, the more wily and mysterious they seem.

Here’s the link to the BBC news article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21411249

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Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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