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Features June 2017 Issue

Ah, Those Wily Dogs

Researcher Marianne Heberlein, pictured here with (from left) Irish terriers Chilly and Jara and shepherd mix Alika, got the idea to test dogs’ ability to deceive when she noticed that her three pets fake each other out to get the best sleeping spot in the house.

Ah, Those Wily Dogs

Investigators show they figure us out pretty quickly — to their own advantage.

If it’s you and your dog competing in a shell game, there’s a better-than-even chance your dog is going to win. That’s right. They’re onto you and can outsmart sleights of hand you set up to fool them.

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