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The Lexington Park Leader: More Than Man’s Best Friend

March 2, 2016

A new study shows that dogs can understand our intent to communicate with them and are about as receptive to human communication as pre-verbal infants. In the study “researchers used eye-tracking technology to study how dogs observed a person looking at pots after giving the dogs communicative cues, such as eye contact and directed speech. They found that the dogs’ tendency to follow the person’s gaze was on par with that of 6-month-old infants.”

Check out Dr. Mark Whitten’s full article on this study on The Lexington Park Leader.