Confirmed: Dogs Sneak Food When People Aren’t Looking

Many dog owners will swear their pups are up to something when out of view of watchful eyes. Shoes go missing, couches have mysterious teeth marks, and food disappears. They seem to disregard the word no.

Now, a new study suggests dogs might understand people even better than we thought.

The research shows that domestic dogs, when told not to snatch a piece of food, are more likely to disobey the command in a dark room than in a lit room.

This suggests that man’s best friend is capable of understanding a human’s point of view, said study leader Juliane Kaminski, a psychologist at the UK’s University of Portmouth.

The one thing we can say is that dogs really have specialized skills in reading human communication, she said. This is special in dogs — via

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