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June 13, 2014 8:55 AM
Clever boy! Dogs prefer to EARN treats by solving problems, rather than receiving handouts
Posted by Staff
Mail Online:

In humans the ‘eureka moment’ is a commonly known feeling that occurs when we solve a particularly troubling problem.

But new research suggests that we’re not the only animals to experience this - dogs, too, gain pleasure from solving a tricky task.

In a series of experiments, scientists found dogs were happier when they earned a reward by performing a task, rather than just being handed a treat.

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