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Old 12-15-2016, 02:12 PM
Max Torque Max Torque is offline
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Humans and dogs basically evolved alongside one another. The bond between us runs deep.

This video, though very washed-out, I find pretty neat, especially the second experiment. Basically, a man reads a book in front of an unfamiliar dog, who is not trained in any special way. The man then puts the book under his chair. Shortly, another person sneaks in and steals the book. The dog, even though he has no particular reason to do so, starts acting to alert the man. Like, "hey mister, someone took that thing that was important to you."

We definitely have an inherent trust, at the very least.