PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Can you read what’s written on your dog’s face?
In this week’s Pet Project, Pennsylvania SPCA attorney Carol Erickson explains new research from George Washington University that shows that, yes, owners can read their dogs’ faces, especially those that Dogs whose faces are the same color.
Researchers found that it can be difficult to understand what a dog with a multi-colored face is thinking.
According to the study, humans correctly read the faces of dogs between the ages of 2 and 7. Senior dogs were less expressive, the researchers found, perhaps because their owners already knew them well.
“This study is important because it shows that people are at home with animals, you see animals on the street, and if you can learn to read their faces like they’ve learned to read ours, It really helps the human. animal bond,” Erickson said.
Erickson shares more about the findings in the video above.