As dog lovers, here at Futon Company we’re never shocked or surprised when we hear about clever canine capers. But new research from the University of Portsmouth’s Patrizia Piotti has left us even more in awe of our four-legged friends.
Accordingly to a study of 48 dog reported in the journal PLOS ONE, pet dogs have the ability to understand when we have misplaced something valuable to us. What’s more, their nature means they are pre-disposed to helping us search for it. What this means, in a nutshell, is if you can’t remember where you put your keys or your mobile, try asking your pet pooch.
Says scientist Piotti: “Dogs have outstanding abilities when it comes to communicating with humans… One theory is that they have adapted to life with humans by evolving specialised cognitive skills for interacting with people.”
Futon Company says: This research supports what we’ve always suspected… that dogs are a man’s best friend. The catch? Not everyone is lucky enough to own a dog. If you’re one of the people without a pet dog to help you locate your lost umbrella, don’t despair – we have plenty of smart, space saving suggestions to give you a helping hand…