Due to the experiment it turned out that dogs are able to recognize lies.
Dogs can recognize lies. This was revealed as a result of an experiment organized by scientists in Vienna. Different breeds were involved in the tasks.
First, two opaque containers were placed in front of them, one of which contained food. A man unfamiliar with dogs told them where it was.
The dogs then watched another stranger exchange cups.
A third person appeared after that, trying to show the dogs where the food was now hidden, was ignored. More than 50% of the animals realized that they did not see the replacement process and could not give the correct indication.
Finally, in another experiment, both the dogs and the observer were confused by the food, and the animals were already familiar with the person.
But when he pointed to the wrong container, two-thirds of the subjects ignored his advice.
However, it is not yet clear why about half of the dogs still believe in disinformation. Maybe they decided that a trusting relationship with a person is more important than a delicious gift.
The results can also be related to the races of the participants in the experiment. In particular, the most important were terriers.
Dogs’ psychological bond with humans, their ability to read emotions, is a genetic trait that goes back thousands of years of living together.