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New research is said to show that dogs are getting smarter and are easily able to predict human behaviour.

This is apparently part of their DNA and not their training.

I’m not surprised at all, as I’ve recently realised that rather than me training my dog, he has trained me.

I respond to far more of his commands than he does to mine.

The scratching of the door means that I have to open it, the headbutting of it from the other side means I have to reopen it...but with speed.

The throwing of his bowl means I need to get him dinner.

And the loud yawns at the bottom of the stairs mean I have to get up.

The list could go on. I am, it seems, an obedient owner.