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Dogs inherently understand the human pointing gesture too.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 8:41:18 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

The article does talk about dogs point-following abilities.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: DManA
"Dogs inherently understand the human pointing gesture too."

Sometimes I wonder how these characters got PhDs in elephontology (and $ 150K/yr. tenured positions) and then come up with the most inane findings. You could have saved the country millions by the above remark. Bet you didn't get a grant, either.

7 posted on 10/14/2013 8:47:24 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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23 posted on 10/14/2013 9:11:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: DManA

Yup. All my dogs look at my finger.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 9:15:49 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: DManA

You beat me to it!

Every dog I ever had automatically knew what pointing meant and knew it related to a direction.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: DManA
Depends on the dog. Not even the dogs' breeds.

Of the several Shelties family members have had, I knew one who would look where I was pointing, and another that would look at my finger.

62 posted on 10/14/2013 12:01:14 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: DManA
Dogs inherently understand the human pointing gesture too.

Absolutely! Not only that, some of them will retrieve what you are pointing at!

69 posted on 10/28/2013 6:58:41 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: DManA
Dogs inherently understand the human pointing gesture too.

My dog would just look at my finger.

72 posted on 10/28/2013 7:00:49 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: DManA

Yup.

And my Dobes will look where I’m looking if I say “What’s that?”.

If I then point in that direction, they tear off to see if something needs biting.

;D


73 posted on 10/28/2013 7:04:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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"Dogs inherently understand the human pointing gesture too."

Exactly.

I just recently read a science study demostrating this to be true.

76 posted on 10/28/2013 7:33:41 PM PDT by blam
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