Guilty Dogs: Do They Really Feel Remorse?

100313_guilty_dogs_218x164Most dog owners are familiar with the sad, droopy-eared, lowered-head expression their guilty-looking dogs inevitably display when they’ve done something wrong. The question is, does that look really say, “I know I’m guilty”?
Remorse or Something Else?  
According to Scientific American, “74 percent of dog owners believe that their dogs experience guilt,” and 60 percent claim that sweet, sad expression makes them scold their dogs less. Though many dog owners clearly believe their pups can feel remorse, studies seem to show that there may be something different going on behind those sad puppy eyes and hangdog looks.


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