Research Claims That Dogs Have A Deep Desire To Rescue You!

There are many stories of canine companions who have come to the rescue of their distressed pet parents. Stories of bravery, risk and going the extra mile, have many a time been the headline on local news sites.

Have you ever found yourself wondering if your canine companion would do the same for you if you were in such a situation? Would they show bravery and come to your rescue too? The answer to your questions depends on the thinking of your dog, and the level of their ability pertaining to the task at hand.

Researchers ran a series of tests to see if dogs would react on impulse or if they acted on the task in front of them. This was done by having pet parents being “trapped” in boxes and letting their canine companions in the same room. The parent would then cry out for help and see if their favorite furry face would be able to pull open the door.

In a second series of tests, the same test was conducted. Instead of the parent being in the box, the researcher placed a treat inside. This was to test if opening of the box was based on food-driven impulse or not. The results showed that more four-legged friends were able to open the box when their parent was trapped inside, in comparison to when it was a treat.

Although the results are different for different breeds of dogs, it is probably safe to say that there is a fairly good chance your canine companion could help you when you need it the most!

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