Pets : Turns out our dogs kind of are our ‘babies” studies

Scoop The Poop!

Bill BriggsNBC News Contributor

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We give them cookies and beds and dress them in clothing. They love their toys, their play time plus cuddling with “mom” and “dad” – and it’s no wonder: Our dogs react to us in a manner that eerily mimics how human children respond to their parents, a new study has found.

Similar behaviors between our pooches and our tots (and us) is rooted in a type of bonding that happens when hounds or kids consider their protectors to be a “secure base,” a living anchor that injects them with confidence, comfort and safety, according to research published in the journal PLoS ONE.

“One of the things that really surprised us is that adult dogs behave towards their caregivers like human children do,” said Lisa Horn, of the Vetmeduni’s Messerli Research Institute in Vienna and the author of the report.
Horn used three experiments…

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