Turns out, dogs obey women more than they do men
This put a smile on our faces.
If you're a pet owner (or more so a dog owner), then you'll know that they can instantly put a smile on your face.
The cuddles you get in the morning, and the excitement on their little faces when you arrive home from work will make you happy no matter what mood you're in.
However, if you've noticed that your pet listens to you/your mam/your sister more, then there's a pretty good reason for it.
Turns out that dogs have pretty much the same emotions as humans and because most women are more empathetic, dogs understand us more.
The study, which was published in the Royal Society of Open Science, found that women are more fluent in "dog" than men, and furthermore, we understand them just as much as they understand us (which turns out to be quite a lot).
One of the lead researchers Tamás Faragó, told Broadly: "Our recent studies suggest that dogs and humans use similar brain areas and probably similar processes to assess others' emotions from vocalizations.
"It seems that there are biologically rooted rules to how mammalian vocalizations encode emotions and these shared processes help humans to assess the emotional load of not just dogs but other mammal species' vocal emotion expressions."
He continued: "Women are likely more empathic and sensitive to others' emotions and this helps them to better associate the contexts with the emotional content of [dog] growls."
It seems like dogs are a WOman's best friend.