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Any dog owner is familiar with the guilty looks canine companions give, even though they actually do not mean guilt or innocence.
Numerous studies have been conducted to see if canines really feel guilt. In a recent Cambridge University study, owners left their dogs in a room with a treat on a table. Some of the time the researcher removed the treat and other times the dog was allowed to eat the tree. The human returned to the room and was asked to guess if their dog had eaten the treat.
The results were that the humans were not able to accurately tell if the treat had been consumed by the dog nor did the dog’s behavior change based on whether not he had eaten the treat. The guilty look was routinely used either way because of its effect on the human.
The moral of the story – always ask for your attorney at claw and never plead guilty.
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