SAN DIEGO, July 23 (UPI) --A new study of dog behavior showed that jealousy isn't a trait unique to humans. Dogs vying for the attention of their owners showcase behaviors that suggest jealousy is a strong motivating factor.
Scientists at the University of California at San Diego confirmed their hypothesis by studying a number of dogs and analyzing the way each reacted when their owners displayed affection toward inanimate objects.
When owners were visibly loving and affectionate toward a dog-like stuffed animal (that barked, whined and wagged a mechanized tail), the majority of real dogs showed aggression toward their perceived rivals. When owners were similarly demonstrative toward a more obviously inanimate object -- a bucket or pail, in this instance -- only a handful of dogs seemed to pay any mind.
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This makes me wonder: do those people ever pay any attention to their dogs?
Well guys, the next time you want to waste money you come to my 2 dog household and I'll give you a demonstration for half the budget.