When Scout lets out a growl while chewing on her bone, does it mean she wants to play or that she's warning you to back off? You probably can tell the difference—as it turns out, dogs are pretty effective in communicating with their humans. Research shows that people (especially women) are able to correctly identify what dogs mean by the noises they make.
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A recent study suggests dogs reject people who are not nice to their owners. 00:00
Learn about the study that was conducted to see if dogs would respond differently to people who were mean to their owners: 00:13
Dogs, like humans, may be able to act out of assessment of others instead of purely self interest. 00:50
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