What Is Your Dog Thinking?
If your a dog fan, like me, you have probably wondered what your dog was thinking at some point. Now there is research that is actually studying what really is on a dog’s mind. It may actually help people with disabilities and the military in the future!
Researchers at Duke are studying dogs to better understand their limitations. If they can identify why dogs make mistakes, they believe they can help them improve. That could mean making dogs better at working with people with disabilities or better at working with the military.
“They are a very different species and they think about the world differently than we do. And we need to figure out what are the constraints on how they solve problems, how is it that they think differently from us. And I think that we’re going to be able to have a much, even richer relationship with dogs than we already do if we figure all that out,” says Hare.
I wonder what my little Beagle, Jasmine, is thinking right now? Probably dinner!