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Dogs will do whatever they can to cheer you up when you’re upset

Dogs really do care when their humans seem upset, and they’ll do whatever they can to make sure you’re okay.

ELLEN SCOTT: ‘Ever noticed that your dog seems to appear just when you need them most? You’re not imagining things – dogs really do care when their humans seem upset, and they’ll do whatever they can to make sure you’re okay. That’s backed up by a recent study published in the journal Learning & Behavior, which found that dogs will overcome obstacles to help out their humans…

Researchers gathered 34 pet dogs of various breeds and sizes and their humans, then, one at a time, put their humans behind a clear door held shut with magnets. The dogs were able to see and hear their humans behind the doors as they were instructed to either hum Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or start crying…

During the task researchers measured dogs’ stress levels, and found that the dogs who pushed through the door to save their human showed less stress than those who didn’t open the door. It turned out that the dogs that simply didn’t open the door were too stressed out by their human’s crying to do anything. So it’s not that the dogs who didn’t rush in to help didn’t care – they cared too much’. SOURCE…

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