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Yes. Your Dogs Can Tell if You Don't Treat Them The Same
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:51:34 AM »
I didn't need to be told this though. It's quite obvious if you've consistently had more than one dog your whole life. It's why I'm so careful to treat both of them the same, all the time, at the same time.

You'll Never Guess What These Dogs Did When Treated Unfairly

Story at-a-glance

*New research suggests pack-raised dogs and wolves know when they’re being treated unfairly
*The dogs and wolves in the study stopped participating in the experiments when they saw that their partner in the test was receiving a reward and they weren’t
*They also stopped cooperating when their partners received a higher value reward than they did for the same behavior
*Since the dogs and wolves responded similarly, these findings suggest inequity aversion is an inherited trait rather than a result of domestication
*The animals’ social status within their packs also influenced how quickly they stopped cooperating; higher ranking dogs and wolves became frustrated more quickly by inequity because they weren’t used to it

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