Emily Bray has been conducting research for the past 10 years into how puppies interact with people. She found that they have an innate, genetically inherited, ability to interact with humans socially, to follow the pointed finger and to reciprocate the human gaze. There is a considerable genetic factor in a dog’s ability to socially interact with people. That’s the conclusion of this research. Experience and training also have an effect but the genetic component is larger than once thought.
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