Dogs are really wonderful pets; they surprise us every day with a new funny clip. Dogs do remarkable things. They follow complex instructions to herd sheep, they guide blind people through crowded city streets, they detect cancer and other diseases, and they seem to pay close attention when we talk to them. Of course, we all know that our own pups are well above average intelligence, but just how smart are they really? Dogs have always been thought of as loyal, highly trainable, and gifted with a great sense of smell for tracking — but not necessarily that smart.
In this funny video, the beautiful Baxter helps his brother Pluto holding his leash into, so his human can close the door, the smart dog noticed once that his owner Jason Ephrain can’t close the door because of their dog’s leash. Always dogs are funny, smart, in addition to the best characteristic that they have and characterize them of all the other animals the loyalty. The ability to learn quickly might be taken as a sign of intelligence, but such evidence must be interpreted with care, because learning speed may be affected by such things as the effectiveness of the rewards used in training or the motivation or activity level of the dog. For example, some breeds, such as Siberian Huskies, are said to be not particularly rewarded by pleasing their owners, but quickly learn to escape from yards or catch small animals, often using ingenious ways of doing both.
In 2013, Dr. John Pilley, a professor emeritus of Wofford College, published his book “Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog who knows a Thousand Words,” within which he documented the intellectual capabilities of his border collie, “Chaser,” who had learned the names and could associate by verbal command over 1000 words at the time of its publishing. Chaser was documented as capable of learning the names of new objects “by exclusion,” and capable of linking nouns to verbs.