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Submission + - Imitation in Dogs Matches Humans and Apes (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: The next time your dog digs a hole in the backyard after watching you garden, don't punish him. He's just imitating you. A new study reveals that our canine pals are capable of copying our behavior as long as 10 minutes after it's happened. The ability is considered mentally demanding and, until this discovery, something that only humans and apes were known to do.
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Imitation in Dogs Matches Humans and Apes

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