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Would Your Dog Choose Praise Over Food?

In news sure to confirm many a dog lover's suspicions, a study of dog preferences saw many canines opting for a pat on the head instead of a bite to eat.

August 17, 2016
5:18 PM EDT
Ozzie, a shorthaired terrier mix, was the only dog in the experiments that chose food over his owner's praise 100 percent of the time. "Ozzie was a bit of an outlier," Berns said, "but Ozzie's owner understands him and still loves him." Credit: Gregory Berns