Dogs have human-like sense of morality, research shows

Humans and dogs have lived side-by-side for centuries, and new research has given us even more insight into the feelings of man’s best friend.

Researchers at Kyoto University’s department of psychology in Japan have worked out that dogs – as well as some species of monkey – have an almost human-like sense of morality.

During a series of experiments, they found that our canine chums were less likely to interact with anyone they perceive as acting rudely or unfairly.

The Japanese team set up three experiments and documented their findings in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

One experiment involved watching a dog watching two people (one of which was its owner) arrive with three balls each. One asked the other for their balls and, in some cases, that person obliged – handing over all their balls. Next, the person who had given up their balls asked for them back – again, sometimes the person obliged and other times they declined.

Following this exchange, the dogs were offered treats by both parties. And the researchers found that the dogs were less inclined to accept treats from the person they had observed as being selfish.

The researchers claim both the dogs and the capuchin monkeys that were also tested, made social judgements similar to those that a human might make.

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Moochie | Adoptable Dogs from Bradshaw Animal Shelter Sacramento

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Moochie

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Age:  3 years     Gender:   male
  • Moochie is a loving, happy, awesome boy–and just look at that face. How can you resist?
  • Very handsome mixed breed Lab plus who knows what
  • Loves going for walks
  • Playful boy who will make you smile with his silly antics
  • Does great on leash
  • Loves attention from people
  • Enjoys affection but isn’t clingy
  • Can be independent when you need him to be
  • Would enjoy a playful female dog in home
  • This guy is an all-around great dog, and he’s going to make a joyful addition to some lucky family. Come meet Moochie today!
Moochie loves having fun with his playgroup pals!

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This Is Why Dogs Never Die

Dogs never die. They don’t know how to.

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Mischa | Adoptable Dogs from Bradshaw Animal Shelter Sacramento

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Age:  1 year     Gender: female

♥People♥Other Dogs♥Good Manners♥Walks

This little cutie patootie is ready to rock your world. Mischa may be petite, but she’s got enough energy and personality to fill a room with her special brand of sunshine (and who could resist those adorable ears?!). She is indeed a sweet blue bundle of happiness, and she’s never met a person she doesn’t love. Mischa enjoys the company of other dogs too, especially polite ones. She’s a polite player who would love to have a friendly and mannerly male dog in her forever home.

Mischa walks nicely on leash, and her compactly athletic body is made for sporty fun. She’s going to be a wonderful activity partner for someone who likes to hike, jog, or go on any kind of outdoor adventures. And when the fun is done, she’ll be thrilled to snuggle up next to you for a snooze. Mischa, like all our dogs, needs to be a beloved indoor pet who is included in all the family activities. And with her warm personality, how could you do anything but?!

Mischa is in foster care, where she is being crate trained, house trained and currently living with other dogs and children.  Please fill out the application and email it to sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com if you’d like to meet her.

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Retired Army Dogs Meant for Vets Given to Company that Tried to Sell Them to Foreign Countries

Handlers searched for dogs as Army gave them to company in violation of official policy.

Jake Carlberg and Abby / Facebook

Jake Carlberg and Abby / Facebook

Army Specialist Jake Carlberg and his dog Abby spent over a year sniffing out bombs in Afghanistan. They served with distinction, bonded, and saved lives.

“He would always say that she was his best friend,” said Glenna Carlberg, Jake’s wife. “They searched for bombs for his company. … They found seven.”

That was good enough to make them one of the top dog teams in their brigade, she said, but it was not enough to ensure they would be able to stay together after Abby was retired.

When they returned home, Jake tried for months to reunite with Abby. However, the Army, going against its own policy, had given Abby to a private contractor that tried to sell her to a foreign government before ultimately abandoning her in a Virginia kennel.

Jake and Abby in Afghanistan / Facebook

Jake and Abby in Afghanistan / Facebook

Abby is one of 13 dogs the Army gave to Soliden Technologies LLC, in contravention of procedures stating that the dogs’ former handlers should have the first opportunity to adopt them. Instead of being reunited with the veterans with whom they had served overseas, the dogs became pawns in a complicated and ultimately failed scheme to sell them for more work overseas. When the plan to sell the dogs fell through, their caretaker at the time says he was told to “dispose” of them.

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The Tactical Explosive Detection Dog program (TEDD) to which Jake and Abby belonged sent hundreds of bomb-sniffing dogs to Iraq and Afghanistan as a countermeasure to the threat of improvised explosive devices. The program was similar to, but distinct from, the Military Working Dog program (MWD).

When the program ended in February 2014, the Army’s Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) had to determine what to do with the remaining 229 dogs.

“Seventy were retained by the Army,” Army spokesman Troy A. Rolan Sr. told theWashington Free Beacon. “The remaining 159 were made available for adoption at no cost to the individual or agency adopting the dogs. Sixty-three were adopted by law enforcement agencies, 47 were adopted by private citizens, and unfortunately due to medical or aggression issues, nine were euthanized.”

Read more: Retired Army Dogs Meant for Vets Given to Company that Tried to Sell Them to Foreign Countries | Reclaim Our Republic

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Please Help Trixie Survive Poisoning

If you are a dog lover then you know that Trixie is more than a pet to her person I can personally vouch for the people involved and will be throwing something their way myself In my time of need they did the same for me If you can help out please do “My beloved […]

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Little Girl | Adoptable Dogs from Bradshaw Animal Shelter Sacramento

Age: 9 years

Likes:  ♡ belly rubs  ❤ humans ♥ pleasing her people ☺ cuddling ☼ kids

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Oh my goodness! Little Girl is just so special.

This sweet doll is truly excellent on leash, knows basic commands, and very much wants to please. She is a dream dog. All you have to do is bring her home and love her–she doesn’t need any instructions about how to be a dream to live with! Little Girl adores belly rubs, is super gentle, and wants nothing more than to be at her person’s side. She far prefers people for companionship and wants to be an only pet in the household. Sadly, she was turned in to the shelter by her owner, who was unable to keep her because of the landlord’s rule forbidding pit bull dogs. What a shame that she was discriminated against, so please give Little Girl the second chance she truly deserves.

This is what Little Girl’s foster mom says about this darling girl:

“Little Girl is just a lovable, well mannered, snuggly, old-soul type of dog. She would be an easy fit for a first-time dog owner, and would be perfectly happy to live in an apartment. Although she’s not fond of other dogs and prefers a forever home without any pets, since being in my home she has learned to accept and trust my resident dog and even chooses to be friendly with her most of the time. While out and about she is completely able to mind her manners and just ignore other animals as long as they’re respectful of her space. Little Girl also loves hanging out with kids. And the feeling is mutual!”

Little Girl is in foster, so please complete an application and email it to sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com if you’d like to meet her.

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