Dogs, like cats and other furry creatures, have been known to be highly intelligent animals, and researchers have been working to understand why.
Now, an international team of researchers is attempting to answer that question with a new study.
The researchers say that in the past decade, the number of cases of canine coughing and dogging has been on the rise, and that this may have something to do with dogs’ need to keep up appearances, and how dogs behave around humans, which is a big deal for them.
“This is the first time we’ve seen that dogs are becoming very good at recognizing their human companions, and we know from previous studies that dogs’ social intelligence is quite high,” said lead author of the study, Dr. Yuki Kajiura of the Institute of Behavioral Ecology and Ethology at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
The study was published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The authors found that dogs who were trained to become silent were able to become less quiet in their interactions with people.
The researchers also noticed that dogs that were trained and had become silent with other dogs seemed to become quieter as well, suggesting that dogs with an ability to become quiet were learning to become more silent.
“Our results suggest that dogs learn to become increasingly silent in response to social cues.
This might be related to the dogs’ ability to regulate their vocalizations in social situations,” said study co-author Dr. Andrew W. Brown, of the University at Buffalo in New York.
Researchers found that the dogs who had a history of becoming silent when they were with other animals also became silent with people, indicating that these dogs might be able to adapt their vocalization to other social contexts.
“It’s possible that the same thing happens in humans as well,” said co-lead author of this study, Tanya Kondrash of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
“In humans, dogs are trained to use specific vocalizations to communicate with people,” Kondriash said.
“If we can learn to imitate their behaviors, it could potentially help us to understand human social behavior and even develop ways of predicting and treating social disorders,” she added.
The findings are similar to one that was published last year in the Proceedings of National Academy