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Dogs and humans go way back. It appears Palaeolithic humans tamed dogs 15,000 years ago. According to Peter Savolainen, an evolutionary biologist at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, that's when we bred aggression out of wolves and made dogs pets.
Another researcher, Brian Hare, at Harvard has been studying dogs' special ability to communicate with humans. He did experiments where he hid food and then used nonverbal means of communication to indicate where it was. He tested dogs, human-reared wolves, chimps, and puppies. Chimps and wolves couldn't find it, but dogs and even puppies, who hadn't been around humans, knew what it meant when researchers pointed at place, or 'eyed' it, or placed a item on it.
Hare's studies are showing that although chimps are our closest relatives genetically, they cooperate and communicate very poorly with us. But oh our dogs can! Want to make a webpage for your dog? Go here: http://126.96.36.199/mature_pet_page.asp
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