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Dogs understand human perspective, say researchers

11 February 2013 

Dogs understand human perspective, say researchers

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education correspondent

Dogs can understand a human perspective,
say researchers 

Dogs are more capable of understanding situations from a human's point of view than has previously been recognised, according to researchers.

They found dogs were four times more likely to steal food they had been forbidden, when lights were turned off so humans in the room could not see.

This suggested the dogs were able to alter their behaviour when they knew their owners' perspective had changed. (...)

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