Dogs Can Tell If A Person Is Good Or Bad

Dogs, gifted instinctively? It would seem that yes, according to the scientists. According to behavioral studies, our favorite pets would have the ability to know if a person is ill-intentioned. Zoom on the amazing sensory potential of our dog friends.

Dogs would definitely be smarter mentalists than one might think. A study shows that dogs can analyze a person's reliability. The experiment, conducted by Japan's Akiko Takaoka at Kyoto University, is formal and was held in three parts. The researchers wanted to know if the dog could understand if a person was animated or not by bad intentions.

First step: the master points to a container with food inside. The dog runs. Then another container without food is placed. The dog is trapped and approaches the container, but finds nothing. Our canine friends run up once they are hit by an object. They are therefore able to understand human gestures. If they do not rely on something safe, dogs can become anxious and nervous.

At the third attempt, they no longer follow the manual instruction. This can be interpreted as a loss of confidence of dogs with respect to lying. 34 dogs took part in the scientific experiment. Result: Dogs use their experience with a person to know if it is reliable or not. Japanese researchers intend to extend this experience with a species close to dogs, wolves.

Empathy of dogs
It has also been observed that dogs control the interactions of their owners with others. The experience: people ask for help in the street. The people who helped the masters then offer the dogs to eat. As a result, dogs agree to be fed only by those who have helped their masters. Surprisingly, even those who did not respond favorably to the call for help from the masters could feed the dog. Conversely, people who have been mean or aggressive towards their master have not been able to win the dog's trust.

Dogs Can Tell If A Person Is Good Or Bad

Dogs have the ability to understand our gestures and facial expressions. This is the conclusion of a study by the journal Biology Letters of the British Royal Society. Depending on the intonation of our voice or our mimicry, our dogs are able to understand if we are good or bad mood. They would be the only animals capable of interpreting our joys and anger. "Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information and to achieve a coherent perception of both human and dog emotions," says researcher Kun Guo of the University of Lincoln.

Benefits of pet therapy
Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, has many benefits for humans. With the help of a zootherapist, who facilitates the relationship between the person and the animal, the contact is more fluid and natural. The human being, who does not feel judged, lets himself go to a pure moment of relaxation and complicity with the animal. In adults or children, sharing a moment with an animal increases the quality of life and can resolve psychological neuroses. Here are some of the benefits of this therapy:

-Facilitates the communication with the entourage
-Reduces anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation
-Stimulates the memory
-Improves psychomotor abilities, temporal and spatial orientation
- Develops cognitive and language access
-Allows expression of feelings
- Helps develop self-esteem and self-confidence
-Develops the ability to adapt to a new environment

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