Uh, Duh! lol
I love it when Science PROVES things to us that we already knew.
This story hit the news wires today and I wanted to share it with you in case you had not seen it.
(AP) No fair!
What parent has not heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something. Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way.
Ask them to do a trick and they will give it a try. For a reward, sausage say, they will happily keep at it.
But if one dog gets no reward, and then sees another get sausage for doing the same trick, just try to get the first one to do it again.
Indeed, he may even turn away and refuse to look at you.
Dogs, like people and monkeys, seem to have a sense of fairness.
“Animals react to inequity,” said Friederike Range of the University of Vienna, Austria, who lead a team of researchers testing animals at the school’s Clever Dog Lab. “To avoid stress, we should try to avoid treating them differently.”
Similar responses have been seen in monkeys.
Read the entire article HERE