New Study Finds That Cooperative Abilities Differ Between Wolves and Dogs

Wolves run in packs, which function like a family. They cooperate to raise pups and find food, but dogs are much different. A new study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates that wolves are much better at cooperation than dogs.

Scientists proved that domestication is slowing down cooperative abilities of dogs because they are now dependent on their owners for food and shelter. Because they are not domesticated, wolves have to depend on each other in order to survive, but dogs are dependent on their owners and therefore, cannot survive on their own.

People should keep having dogs as pets, but sometimes dogs need to learn how to survive on their own.

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