This is one of the most fascinating videos we have seen. This Doberman Pinscher is watching a video of her exercising with her human / trainer. In the video, we can see the Dobie walking up and down doing elevators, squats, and push-ups. If that weren’t amazing in and of itself, the dog that watches itself during training in the video will respond by imitating the same movements. On top of her hind legs, then clearly reacting to the recorded action, she goes down in a down and moves in sync with her video-recorded exercise performance! If you’ve seen these commercials promoting a mirror-like reflective training system, the effect is similar. The dog is excited about the action displayed on the screen and responds in kind. It raises questions about what dogs see when they watch TV and how they can remember or mimick actions.
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