This is news?

Dogs really do put on their puppy eyes to pull on our emotional heartstrings, new research has found.
Experts found that pet pooches raise their brows when they are being looked at, making their eyes look bigger, as well as pulling a number of other expressions.
Our manipulative four legged friends do not respond with more facial expressions upon seeing tasty food, however.
This suggests that they change facial expressions to communicate and not just because they are excited.
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Who in the hell does these studies, a bunch of non dog owning motherfuckers?
Me and Lisa can walk into a room where CGD is and get 2 different facial expressions and body language. She walks in and she gets ears up and full attention, but if I walk in his ears go down, his brow comes up, tail wags and then he rolls over saying “Here, rub my nonads, bitch.”
We treat him differently and he treats us differently.

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7 Responses to This is news?

  1. DW says:

    Studies like this are where our taxes $$ go. Shit they probably got a couple hundred thousand for this.

  2. Dan says:

    Few people are as adept at pointing out that incredibly obvious as “researchers”. Usually on someone else’s dime.

  3. Trib says:

    These studiers are cat owners and they are working on Govt grants. They plan to destroy the dog world by giving out fake news. Also, they are part-time NBC employees.

  4. Elmo says:

    Several years ago I attended a rangeland seminar at the U.C. Sierra Field Station near my home. One of the PhDs did a presentation on ‘The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Wetlands’. After several years of research the conclusion was that there were no negative impacts found, but they felt it was important to study the subject further.
    To my ears, that translated to ‘We need another grant so we can keep our jobs a while longer and write another paper to put on our resume so that we will sound even smarter than we do now. And who knows? Five years from now we might decide that cows are evil and discover that they do tremendous damage to wetlands’.

  5. Padawan says:

    The University of New Hampshire is known for their useless studies like this.

  6. drjim says:

    Like the BS study that said dogs didn’t like to be hugged!

  7. fjord says:

    Jobs program for the otherwise unemployable.

    Bring on the robopocalypse.

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