- Your Basket
- empty -
- Next working day delivery on orders made before 3pm* |
- 60 Day Returns
- TEL: 0161 351 4700
Dogs 'understand humans better than chimps'
New research has suggests dogs have a better understanding of humans than chimps do.New research has revealed dogs are better at understanding human gestures than chimps.
Conducted by a team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, the study used a classic retrieval command to test the animals.
Objects were placed in a room and both chimps and dogs were told to collect the correct item by a human, who pointed at the object they wanted.
Chimps were unable to complete the task, while a far higher number of dogs did so successfully.
Published in the latest edition of PLoS ONE, the investigation suggests dogs can understand humans well due to the fact they have been bred as domesticated animals.
Co-author Juliane Kaminski, a cognitive psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, told Discovery News: "We think that we are looking at a special adaptation in dogs to be sensitive to human forms of communication."
Training a pet dog should begin at an early age and according to Dogs Trust, this is one of the best ways to establish a bond with an animal.
Dog food can be used as a reward for good work, while a dog training whistle could make the process easier.
Posted by James Fullerton
Top 5 Pet Care Gadgets - 7th October, 2014
Our lives are full of all sorts of gadgets, phones, laptops, televisions… But what about our pets? Surely there are some gadgets which your furry friends can use? Well of course there is! We have rounded up five of our favourite bits of tech ...
The Best Pet Care Apps - 2nd October, 2014
Doggity Doggity is a fantastic app for those who like to take your dogs out and about with you to eat and drink. It lists over 2000 restaurants, cafes and pubs around the UK, mainly in London, which are dog-friendly. It is very easy to use...
The Benefits to Owning a Pet - 9th October, 2014
Owning a pet has many benefits. They quickly become part of the family and bring fun and love into the home. They can be hard work at times, especially when they are young, and need sleep and toilet training. However with love and patience, these is...
New Naturediet Factory Information - 30th September, 2014
The date for Naturediet Pet Foods Ltd to open its doors to their new manufacturing plant has arrived. Last year Nature...