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Monday, September 10, 2018

Study: Dogs Morph Into Heroic First Responders At Sound Of Owners’ Cries

With their wagging tails, slobbery kisses and unconditional cuddles, our beloved best friends are dedicated to making us feel like top dogs. But just how loyal to you is your precious pooch? Would he or she instinctively push doors open to rescue you should you need help? Believe it or not, they might just do that — and a lot more, according to a new study.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University tested the extent dogs would go to check upon the state of a crying owner, measuring just how far and fast they’d go to get to their loved ones.

“Every dog owner has a story about coming home from a long day, sitting down for a cry and the dog’s right there, licking their face. In a way, this is the science behind that,” says lead author Emily Sanford, a graduate student in psychological and brain sciences at the university, in a statement.

Previous studies explained canines’ strong reactions to human crying, but this study sought to demonstrate the science behind the speedy responses.



Anonymous said...

Big sweeties...I like my dogs better than I like most people...

Anonymous said...

Pets make the best of friends they are not judgmental, always loyal, love you unconditionally and always forgiving. Wish people were the same, just God and pets.

Anonymous said...

It's for sure I love mine and far
better then some people I know !

I Believe there's so much more
that man hasn't found out about
these remarkable creatures.

Anonymous said...

Doing one's job does not a hero make. They are trained to do what they do. Who else would you expect to do the job they were hired to do.