Do Dogs Get Jealous? A New Study Says Yes

Do dogs get jealous? Most dog owners would say yes, but until now, no scientist has. That changed when researchers headed down to the store and picked up a robotic dog and a plastic jack-o’-lantern, and knocked on the doors of 36 dog owners, asking for a moment of their time.

It was a fairly simple study, which is best when you’re studying dogs. Scientists from the University of California San Diego, led by psychologist Christine Harris, set up a camera, set out the two items — again, robotic dog and a plastic jack-o’-lantern — and asked each dog’s owner, in front of the dog, to interact with each.

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