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Dogs are generally loyal, loving creatures. My dogs border on goofy. But I can't help thinking that buried somewhere in there is a mental system evolved to hunt, scavenge, and kill.

It explains a lot:

But I've also noticed that they are wired in a particular way. If my dog is following a scent, and comes to a split in the trail, he will sniff left. If he doesn't smell anything he immediately goes down the right-hand path (without a verifying sniff). This seems to be a form of logical abduction that is somehow built-in.

I was wondering if anyone else had other obervations that:

A good place to start would be from the Things we can learn from a dog list.

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