That ‘guilty’ look that your dog is giving you isn’t actually guilt — it’s fear

Every dog owner knows the telltale look of a dog who did something it wasn’t supposed to do.

Maybe she pooped on the floor. Maybe she chewed through your favorite couch cushion, or the carpet on the stairs.

You know she did something she shouldn’t have done and, seemingly, she does too. Since you’re a human being, you see that look and ascribe a common human emotion to it: guilt.

All the logic lines

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