Lee Charles Kelley is a dog trainer and has written articles
about empathy in dogs. He writes a blog in Psychologytoday.com called My
Puppy, My Self: How dogs make us human.
Lee and I talked about the nature of empathy in dogs from Lee's
perspective of working with dogs as a trainer and having been an actor.
We also reviewed the study, 'Empathic-like responding by domestic dogs
to distress in humans', by
and the related articles by
and Kevin Behan. We talked about the
definitions of empathy and how dogs don't have the higher self-awareness
based empathy that human have.
Animals & Nature