Australian researchers have determined that the domestication has weakened dog’s innate problem-solving skills.
“Pet dogs are so reliant on humans they have lost the ability to think for themselves, the Australian researchers’ study has shown.”
Wolves, dingoes, and domesticated canines were presented with various tests. The wild animals were able to quickly determine solutions, whilst the dogs often determined no solution beyond barking and pawing.
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