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Are you happy? Because your dog can tell


Does your dog know whether you are happy or sad?


Does your pooch give you extra special attention when you've had a bad day?


Do they seem to smile when you are happy? Of course they do. And scientists have the proof to back it up.

Researchers have trained dogs from a variety of breeds to look at a pair of photos arranged side by side—one showing a woman’s face looking happy and the other showing the same woman’s face looking angry—and pick out the happy expression by touching their snouts to it photograph.


This demonstrates that dog are able to read our facial expressions and know whether these are positive of negative emotions.


It makes perfect sense to me. Our little fur-babies know exactly how we are feeling and they are guaranteed to cheer us up.


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