For the study, published in the journal Behavioral Processes, researchers took photographs of one police dog, a Belgian Shepherd named Mal, under various stimuli. Mal sat quietly for three minutes to elicit a neutral response before being shown a ball to elicit a happy response. He was reprimanded to make him look sad and shameful, while a jack-in-the-box instilled a genuine look of surprise on his face.
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