Puppies are born with ‘human-like’ social skills, wired to communicate with people

Puppies are born with ‘human-like’ social skills, wired to communicate with people
Joe Biden and one of his German Shepherds (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – This finding confirms what we suspected about Biden’s dogs … and him.]

In news that’s sure to start plenty of new conversations between people and “man’s best friend,” a new study finds puppies are born with “human-like” social skills. Simply put, scientists say these adorable canines are able to communicate with people from birth.

Generally, dogs need little-to-no training in order to follow directions thanks to their innate genes which have been developing for centuries. In fact, researchers at the University of Arizona say more than 40 percent of the variation in a puppy’s ability to follow a human’s finger-pointing is due to their inherited genes.

“We found that there’s definitely a strong genetic component, and they’re definitely doing it from the get-go,” says study co-author Evan MacLean in a university release.

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