When this dog approaches some food, another dog’s playful snarls are played back. The dog seems curious but the sound doesn’t stop it from taking the bone. Here a dog hears the growls of a dog being approached by a stranger but these don’t deter it from grabbing the bone either. In another scenario, the sound of a dog protecting its food is played back. This time the dog backs off. These experiments suggest the dogs can distinguish between different types of growls.
The lecture talks about an experiment conducted to study dogs’ reactions when they hear different growls.
Firstly, the speaker mentions that when one dog tries to approach the food, the researcher plays different growls of dogs.
The speaker continues to say that on some occasions, the dog would take the food when hearing playful growls, but in another scenario they back off when hearing the sound of another dog protecting its food.
In conclusion, the experiment indicates that dogs can tell different growls and show different reactions.
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