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Dogs Are Even More Like Us Than We Thought

Good afternoon,

As you know we LOVE our dogs here at Walking Wetnoses. But did you know that dogs are perhaps even more like us humans than we originally thought? “Dogs can read facial expressions, communicate jealousy, display empathy, and even watch TV, studies have shown. They’ve picked up these people-like traits during their evolution from wolves to domesticated pets, which occurred between 11,000 and 16,000 years ago, experts say.’

PHOTOGRAPH BY CAMERON LAWSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

‘In particular, “paying attention to us, getting along with us, [and] tolerating us” has led to particular characteristics that often mirror ours, says Laurie Santos, director of the Yale Comparative Cognition Laboratory. (Read more about how dogs evolved in National Geographic magazine.)”

To read more of this article and find specific tendencies how dogs can mimick humans visit the article link here. 


To learn more about our dog walking services in Leesburg and Purcellville Virginia visit our website at: http://www.walkingwetnoses.com/

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