I guess it's no surprise, but researchers are making it official.
The research was conducted on 84 dogs and they wanted to see if dogs had a "flexible understanding" that could show they understood the viewpoint of a human. They found that when the lights were turned off, dogs in a room with their human owners were much more likely to disobey and steal forbidden food.
The study says it is "unlikely that the dogs simply forgot that the human was in the room" when there was no light but it seems as though the dogs were able to differentiate between when the human was unable or able to see them.
Do you have any examples to support this theory?
Dogs can understand a human perspective, say researchers
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