Dogs Are Poor Problem-Solvers, And It’s Our Fault

Most pet owners know that dogs are masters at the art of getting humans to obey their wishes, whether it’s a trip outside or retrieving a tennis ball that rolled under the couch. For decades, researchers have assumed that dogs’ imploring gazes were a brilliant problem-solving strategy: “I’ll just get the human to do it.”

But a new study suggests that dogs may have become so dependent on human cues that they give up easily when confronted with a challenging problem.

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