Guest Blogger Kevin Behan Explains the Evolution of “Empathy” in Dogs
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From unknown beginnings, the relationship between dog and man is constantly evolving to render more and more ways of service....
Meanwhile canine cognition labs around the world are conducting experiments to elucidate how dogs have become so attuned to human beings that they seem to have developed a capacity for empathy. But is this kind of empathy a form of emotional contagion or a form of higher cognition? Or is it something else entirely?