After Getting Stuck Inside The Elevator, A Dog Did This…
Nobody likes to be alone and stuck in an elevator, much less if you’re a pet and you’re lost. So a dog did what a human would have done in that situation. He pressed the buttons, including the emergency one. Sounds surprising to you? Perhaps it is just another example of the intelligence of animals.
Discover the story of the dog who was trapped inside an elevator in the Barcelona metro
The incident took place at the Torre Baró/Vallbona station, on line 11 of the Barcelona metro. The Subway Security and Civil Protection Center received a call asking for help and this call came from an elevator that connects the street to the entrance to the subway station.
But when they turned on the camera to see what was going on, they realized that an SOS call had been made by a dog.
The pet, which was on a leash, was apparently lost, and seemed disoriented when released from its temporary prison. It is known that, in the end, the civil guard took charge of taking care of it and we assume that it was then returned to its owners.
The dog did what I’m sure he always sees his owner do
The truth is that the dog did what it has surely seen its owners do countless times. He pressed the elevator buttons so the doors would open. If people act that way, why wouldn’t he act that way too?
The fact is, our four-legged friends are great observers, and if there is any doubt, they are also very intelligent. Even scientific studies are increasingly proving what any attentive pet owner knows about their pet.
The dictionary defines the word intelligence as the ability to understand or understand, as well as the ability to solve problems. Do you still have any doubts that this description fits a dog perfectly?
The intelligence of our four-legged friends
Recent research claims that the cognitive abilities of dogs are very similar to those of a young child. For example, like children, pets are able to assimilate vocabulary through deduction and exclusion. Some dogs are even able to relate abstract labels to concrete objects.
But in addition to having their natural intelligence, dogs have lived with men for over 40,000 years . It’s normal that they, having watched us for so many centuries, know all our tricks and know everything we do and how we do it, including pressing the elevator button to open the door.
And so, they have the ability to copy and imitate us. In one of several studies that have been carried out, participating dogs had to open a door by pushing it. These animals were divided into two groups, one should imitate humans, the other should be able to open it using its own means.
The animals that had to act by imitation learned much faster. The conclusion was that dogs, instead of preferring the “trial and error” method, tend to solve things better if they see how another does them first.
Those adorable manipulators who even push the buttons on an elevator
As if all this were not enough, our dear four-legged friends also know how to manipulate us. Had we already warned you about this, or at least suspected it?
Recent research has shown that dogs deceive us and adapt their behavior as is convenient for them. And they employ secrecy and dissimulation to get what they’re looking for. Furthermore, they understand very well what we say to them. But, above all, how we tell them something.
And yes, some say, from an ethnocentric point of view, that the only thing left for them is to speak. However, they have their own language. It is only necessary to learn to interpret it, just as they learn to interpret our language, for example: how to open an elevator door.