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TODAY   |  February 27, 2014

Dogs feel no shame despite guilty looks: Experts

A new study finds that no matter how guilty your dog looks, your pup lacks shame. Turns out the guilty look is actually a sympathetic reaction to the fit you’re throwing.

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>> lot of debate among dog owners. it centers around this question, do dogs feel guilt?

>> yes. my dog when she does something, without me saying anything, she's got that look.

>> savannah, do you want to weigh in on it?

>> i don't know.

>> a new study finds that dogs are incapable of feeling shame. carson as well. researchers say that guilty look is actually a reaction to the tantrum the owners throw over half-eaten --

>> they make a mess, they say it's the first couple of minutes -- what is that look?

>> that look is feeling sorry