What you’re about to see in the video is what is known as a Pavlovian, or conditioned response. This is named after a rather famous study by Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov.
He trained dogs to associate a ringing bell with a meal for them was about to be served. So of course, whenever a dog heard a bell his mouths began to water in anticipation of a tasty meal. This also meant that whenever the lab assistant ringed the bell but didn’t provide the food straight away, the dogs’ response was the same.
Luke has been conditioned to respond to the sound of the television being turned off at night. He knows that when he hears that chime, it’s cuddle time!
Check out this video below to see him rush for cuddles!
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