It’s common knowledge that dogs can be trained to do a variety of things. Over several thousand years, we have domesticated dogs and selectively bred them to enhance their overall tendencies of obedience, loyalty and discipline. This has resulted in dogs that, with a little know-how, can be trained to do anything from fetching a ball to sniffing out cancer.
For most animals (including humans), when it’s the end of a long day and it’s time to eat, the “finer” instincts tend to take a back seat. How many times have you been at a cookout waiting for the food, and within 10 minutes of it being plated it’s all gone because everyone tore at it like a pack of dogs? As it turns out, the police dogs of China would probably take issue with the use of that last metaphor.
You see, unlike the average family reunion, these Chinese police dogs actually know how to politely wait in line to be served.
Apparently, this isn’t new. This photo from the 1940s shows Finnish border patrol service dogs waiting patiently, too.
It just goes to show that whether you’re human or canine, orderly mealtimes really are possible... it just takes a lot of training.
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