Dogs Can Tell Whether People Are Selfish Or Generous After Brief Human Exposure
If you’ve ever wondered whether your dog indeed is a good judge of a person’s character or whether that’s just the wishful thinking of a doting dog parent, new research suggests that dogs are aware of human personality. However, it doesn’t have anything to do with a canine sixth sense. A study published in the journal PLOS One found that dogs learn to recognize whether a person is selfish or generous after little human interaction. Adult dogs in the investigation preferred to get physically closer to generous people instead of selfish people.