Bounce the dog
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Dog empathy: Do Bounce and Daniel the spaniel sense emotion?

Dogs can copy each other's expressions, showing signs of basic empathy, Italian researchers have claimed.

Mimicking each other's facial expressions is a human habit, which helps people to get along.

Editor of Wag magazine Deana Selby and animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford brought their dogs Daniel the spaniel and Bounce on set to discuss the findings.

  • 23 Dec 2015
Go to next video: What's it like to have a guide dog?