A new study says dogs really do "get" humans and confirms that canines should be considered "man's best friend."
Researchers from Duke University say that dogs have actually evolved to understand human gestures and look to humans for help unlike any other animal. The authors studied wolf pups raised by humans and dogs raised with hardly any human contact.
The study found that dogs still outperformed their wolf counterparts in tests of their understanding and cooperation with humans. The team also found that dogs instinctively understand people.
Dogs have been domesticated for 14-thousand years.