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2021-09-01 8:37:31 AM  
TFA: Your dog knows when he isn't getting a treat he just saw.
 
2021-09-01 9:05:27 AM  
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2021-09-01 9:23:29 AM  

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Holy crap - it look like you and I have almost the exact same dog.  Ours is that color of brown all over with a little pepper on the muzzle.
 
2021-09-01 9:56:55 AM  
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2021-09-01 9:57:42 AM  
They also want steak or so I have heard.
 
2021-09-01 10:00:41 AM  
My cat > your dog

This discussion is over.
 
2021-09-01 10:02:45 AM  
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So let's have a piece of cake
 
2021-09-01 10:02:45 AM  
Now tell me if dogs know if I'm lying.  Already know they're narcs, don't want them ratting me out for tax fraud.
 
2021-09-01 10:04:47 AM  
But not everyone buys her group's conclusions. "I'm not convinced," says Clive Wynne, the founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe, who did not work on this study.

You know what?  You should just STFU and get a damn dog.You have a degree and have NO idea WTF you're talking about.
 
2021-09-01 10:11:48 AM  
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I just love the gifs.
 
2021-09-01 10:14:44 AM  
If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.
 
2021-09-01 10:15:09 AM  

UberDave: libranoelrose: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 728x1500]

Holy crap - it look like you and I have almost the exact same dog.  Ours is that color of brown all over with a little pepper on the muzzle.


The front or back dog?

(don't tell Cabbage he's not a dog, he'll gut you)\
 
2021-09-01 10:17:12 AM  
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Yo dawg
 
2021-09-01 10:49:38 AM  

FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.


They can smell our emotions, especially guilt.
 
2021-09-01 10:56:01 AM  
Every single time the dog failed to get food, no matter why the treat was withheld, the dog could simply walk around the side of the partition and gobble up the easily seen treats. But whether they did this, and how quickly, seemed to depend on whether the person appeared to have denied the dog the treats either "accidentally" or on purpose.

This sounds like a very poorly conceived experiment where the results are an interpretation and they don't know what they are actually measuring.
 
2021-09-01 11:09:01 AM  
I feel like the subject group is skewed towards dogs that already know the difference between "dropped" and "placed down".
 
2021-09-01 11:14:00 AM  

FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.


There was an interesting experiment done between dogs and wolves where the data was clear but the interpretation has been HOTLY Debated.   On the surface it seemed to show that wolves are more intelligent than dogs and that domestication had "dumbed down" our furry friends.  The test involved dogs and wolves solving progressively harder "knot puzzles" to get food treats.   Wolves kept struggling with each puzzle until they solved it, whereas at some point dogs just stopped trying and whined for a handler t come fix the problem.

Now you could say that shows Wolves are smarter than dogs as they could solve more complex puzzles.  OR you could say that dogs have become smart enough to understand the concept of "delgation" and also understand that their hairless ape friends have capabilities they do not and recognize a task they are better suited to solve, which is some pretty abstract cognition
 
2021-09-01 11:19:54 AM  
There's a saying, "even a dumb dog knows the difference between being kicked and being tripped over."

/I wanna say Twain, but I won't swear to it.
 
2021-09-01 11:22:30 AM  
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2021-09-01 11:24:32 AM  

FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.


Yeah, this.  Dogs aren't mind-readers, but they are VERY perceptive when it comes to human emotions, even more perceptive than we are.  Your dog probably knows you better than you know yourself.
 
2021-09-01 11:27:16 AM  
It definitely depends on the individual dog's IQ.
I am sure my dog could figure it out, meanwhile my in-laws old dog would look like this:
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2021-09-01 11:27:57 AM  

nanim: It definitely depends on the individual dog's IQ.
I am sure my dog could figure it out, meanwhile my in-laws old dog would look like this:
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Springer Spaniel?
 
2021-09-01 11:32:48 AM  

Mouser: FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.

Yeah, this.  Dogs aren't mind-readers, but they are VERY perceptive when it comes to human emotions, even more perceptive than we are.  Your dog probably knows you better than you know yourself.


Yep, agreed.  They also watch for and respond to body language.  We all do it and never notice, but they sure do.  They know before you even begin that they are about to get a bath, and you haven't even mentioned it.
 
2021-09-01 11:50:33 AM  

vudukungfu: TFA: Your dog knows WHY he isn't getting a treat he just saw.


FTFY.
 
2021-09-01 12:01:10 PM  
My boy knew I wasn't taking him with me to Starbucks this morning and was super pissed. He's hooked on puppachinos.

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Soon
 
2021-09-01 12:20:49 PM  
He knows, but still pretends he didn't see it. Another reason dogs are better than people.
 
2021-09-01 12:32:02 PM  
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2021-09-01 12:52:48 PM  
I know there's a pill in that cheese ball.
Nope, don't want.
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2021-09-01 1:07:46 PM  

Mouser: FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.

Yeah, this.  Dogs aren't mind-readers, but they are VERY perceptive when it comes to human emotions, even more perceptive than we are.  Your dog probably knows you better than you know yourself.


If I cuss too much when playing a video game, the dogs leave the room. Not even yelling. Just a "mother farking ass biatch cheating computer" at the same level I was already talking at

I've been known to toss a controller or two (not anymore, there gotten too damn expensive) and I guess they want nothing to do with it.
 
2021-09-01 1:16:31 PM  
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2021-09-01 1:20:53 PM  
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2021-09-01 2:05:51 PM  

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I just love the gifs.


Plus, she's cute.
 
2021-09-01 3:12:05 PM  
I'm sure First Dog Major has seen plenty of farkups.
 
2021-09-01 4:49:32 PM  

Magorn: FreakyBunny: If you subscribe to the theory that modern dogs descended from wolves that figured out how to benefit from a complementary relationship with humans this makes a certain amount of sense. Interpreting our behaviour correctly helped their ancestors join the human pack, as it were. Maybe the dogs that knew when humans were being kind/generous/etc., tended to be more accepted and therefore had a greater chance of passing those genes along. If dogs can read our emotions maybe it means they can tell when we're being dicks or just dorks.

There was an interesting experiment done between dogs and wolves where the data was clear but the interpretation has been HOTLY Debated.   On the surface it seemed to show that wolves are more intelligent than dogs and that domestication had "dumbed down" our furry friends.  The test involved dogs and wolves solving progressively harder "knot puzzles" to get food treats.   Wolves kept struggling with each puzzle until they solved it, whereas at some point dogs just stopped trying and whined for a handler t come fix the problem.

Now you could say that shows Wolves are smarter than dogs as they could solve more complex puzzles.  OR you could say that dogs have become smart enough to understand the concept of "delgation" and also understand that their hairless ape friends have capabilities they do not and recognize a task they are better suited to solve, which is some pretty abstract cognition


Yep. "You there, with the opposable thumbs. Help a dog out, willya?"
 
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