Dogs are jealous when owners play with other ‘dogs’ – study

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Dogs are jealous when owners play with other ‘dogs’ – study


It’s survival instinct, researchers in the United States learned, that dogs guard against other things they perceive as dogs getting the attention of their masters. Scientists asked the owners of 36 to play with 3 separate objects – a toy dog, a toy jack-o-lantern pail, and a pop-up children’s book that played a song – in front of their dog. Some dogs reacted more to the toy dog than the other two objects. They snapped, pushed their owners, pushed against the object, and tried to get in between the owner and the toy dog.

Read more of this study conducted by researchers at the University of California in San Diego.

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