POSTED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:38pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:52pm
A new study finds dogs can comprehend a situation from a human perspective than previously thought.
"They are a man's best friend for a reason. They really have a special bond," said Veterinarian Laura Cauthen.
"I've seen some dogs I didn't think were going to make it and owners prayed over them and they turned around. I've seen some amazing things happen," said Dr. Cauthen.
In the UK, scientists conducted an experiment with 84 dogs prohibiting them from taking food.
Dogs were twice as likely to take the food when the room was dark then when it was lit.
This experiment shows the pet thought about what a human can see before taking the food.
It proves for the first time, a dog can understand a human's point of view.
Dr. Cauthen believes dogs are very intuitive.
She says there is a lot to learn about a dog's emotions and senses.
"They are actually thinking this out and thinking this through. It's really quite a fascinating concept," said Dr. Cauthen.
Studies show that when a human forbids a dog from eating food, they are four times more likely to eat it in the dark than in the light.
Dog owner Natalie Jackson has a 5 month old puppy.
Jackson says with time, discipline and love, your dog will understand you.
"I think once you have the time and you work with them they will understand everything that you tell them," said Jackson.