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Mongooses pass traditions on to their young, too

this is NOT a dog, but a small-brained carnivore - a banded mongoose, learning thru social modeling
how to get food out of hard-cased critters from an adult.

many ppl including some trainers + even some scientists (but not vet-behaviorists or CAABs)
insist that dogs do not learn anything from watching other dogs - despite dog-specific research that has shown imitation.

some folks are so hung-up on making humans different, they cannot bear seeing commonalities; i think if we did not have
a lot of shared interests, behaviors, emotions, and so on, we would not enjoy dogs as much as we obviously do. ;)

--- terry

PS - i wish they had included a video... :p
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