Your Dog Is Watching You
June 17, 2011, 8:02 am
You know the old adage about how owners tend to start looking like their dogs?
This study reveals dogs are watching and learning from their owners, including facial expression and behavior cues.You may be teaching your dog new tricks, without even trying.Dogs are constantly learning from the reaction of human owners, picking up facial cues and anticipating their owner's behavior, new research suggests. The findings, published online in the journal Learning and Behavior, show that dogs essentially are always in training, and help explain how many owners unknowingly teach and reward their dog's bad behavior.Read the rest of the article here.