Sunday, August 16, 2009

Who Cares How Smart Dogs Are?

A researcher has published that dogs can learn about 165 words, including signals; they can count up to four or five and have a basic understanding of arithmetic. Also, he says, dogs can intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats they want.sociation that the newest research strategy for understanding dogs is to use tests meant for very young children.

...and yet they still drink out of the toilet.

A dog can learn 165 words which is almost three times the number of words that an average teenage boy understands. And if they're smart enough to learn to count to five, why can't they learn to tell time?  My dog needs to go outside at 3:00 am in order to bark at squirrels and sniff the mailbox. I'd trade his ability to do basic arithmetic for the ability to read a digital clock.

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