His goal was to find out if they really love us, or if they're just in it for what we can provide.
After losing his beloved dog, Berns wondered if the love between the two of them had been real. This might sound strange if you’re not a dog person, but if you are, you totally get it.
The study has broad implications, beyond our egos.
I mean, it’s great to know it’s the real deal with your dog. But this study could prove much more valuable than that. By understanding how different dogs respond to treats and praise, it’s possible that a scan of several puppies could show which ones are the best candidates to train as service, police, or military dogs.
We rely on dogs for so much.
Anyone who has experience with a service dog has never doubted if the love was real. These incredible dogs put service before self daily. Knowing which puppies would be easier, and therefore cheaper and faster, to train could help get more dogs into service roles.
Some dogs were made to work.
Watch any good working dog and there’s no question: that’s what they were born to do.
Some dogs were made to cuddle.
It makes those doggy snuggles that much sweeter now that we know the love behind them is genuine.