Here’s the twist! At the end of every scenario, the two strangers pull out a treat for the dog. Guess who the dog takes treats from?
Only from people who helped their owner or the neutral people in the room!
In other test groups, the dog showed no clear preference between neutral people and those who offered to help.
‘’We discovered for the first time that dogs make social and emotional evaluations of people regardless of their direct interest,’’ Professor Fujita said.