HERE'S HOW DOMESTICATION OF DOGS REDUCES THEIR INTELLIGENCE AND SURVIVAL SKILLS
”Everything excess in life is a poison,” said the great person and ain’t said barely. In the same way, excess pampering and domestication made the dogs interdependent on their owners. This has laid the impact on such a large scale that now pets aren’t able to pass the test of intelligence which wolves and wild dogs, on the other hand, pass successfully.
Living close to humans has caused the pets to pay them their intelligence and survival skills. This can be briefly explained by stepping a few years back. Ancestors of these domesticated pets were found to be more flexible in adaptation to environmental variations. Their intellectual and mental capacity to sense the occurrence of variations in surroundings and act accordingly was commendable. Their intensity was so high for which even the scientist agreed that all dogs share a common wolf ancestor. On the contrary, if we gaze our eyes on the present scenario of domesticated dogs so, it’s very clear, they are nothing but the foolish versions of their forefathers.
To prove the title of the study with an experiment, a test was performed. The test involved many domestic dogs along with the dingoes who have more wild features than other dogs and this make them stand out. The researching team placed a bowl of meal behind the fence. In order to get it, animals were supposed to pass through the swinging door along with the fence and away from the food.
In about 20 seconds, the dingoes were successfully able to get the food but on the contrary, domesticated pets became frustrated, seemed puzzled and confused, barked, dug and pawed at the fence but weren’t able to do the task.By this experiment, it was often clear that domesticated dogs are only good at social tasks and aren’t even able to solve the general problems that wolves can easily do. The study also suggested that wolves tend to be more independent and better than the victim dogs of domestication which snatched their ability of survival and their intellectual skills.