A study has found ‘strong evidence’ that dogs use gestures to communicate with humans.
Researchers from the University of Salford carried out the study in an attempt to work out what dogs were saying – if anything – when they performed certain gestures and humans.
They concluded that there were in fact 19 different gestures that dogs used to communicate with us. (ed: see in link..)
Thirty-seven dog-owners were asked to film their pets’ everyday movements and the footage was then analysed by scientists.
It may come of little surprise that the researchers found many of the dogs’ gestures are a way of asking for food.