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Old 18th December 2014, 05:34 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Loss Leader View Post
Dogs see humans as other dogs. Dogs really have only two ways of viewing something: another dog or food. If they can't love it, hate it or eat it, it doesn't exist.
Eh? Dogs clearly have the concept of "toy".

Originally Posted by Fellow Traveler View Post
I read today scientists believe that dogs only appear to be sorry when you yell at them for such as pooping on the floor. Learned behavior I suppose.
A dog acting "guilty" is showing submissive behaviour, but I'd be interested to see a study on whether there is more to it than that. Dogs learn that there are things they shouldn't do (the couch is off-limits, for example), do them anyway - often surreptitiously - then act submissive when you notice them. Just how complex is the mental model going on in there?
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