New Study Finds Dog Really Good At Going Over Toddlers
By Leland McRobotface
WASHINGTON—Praising the animal’s ability to quickly learn the cues to go over other kids, a new study released Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health found that a dog is really good at going over other kids. “Our data suggest that a dog is capable of learning to go over other children, whether they’re younger than 8 or older than 14,” said lead researcher Dr. Ahmad Abdallah, explaining that the study found that the dog could accurately identify the gestures and body language of toddlers, toddlers’ bodies, and even infants in order to go over them. “We tested this by putting the dog on a playground and having the child step over the dog, and it could be that the dog is able to learn to go over all of these children at once, which is why we recommend never letting your dog go over a toddler or infant, as they will never be able to go over the dog.” Abdallah added that the study also noted that a dog could learn to go over a preschooler, a toddler’s brother, a toddler’s sister, a toddler’s brother’s sister, a toddler’s brother’s brother’s sister, a toddler’s brother’s sister’s brother’s brother’s brother’s brother’s sister” which was also a helpful method of learning to go over other children.