Smarty Pants: Determining Canine Intelligence

Close-up Studious Dog With Reading GlassesMany astute owners can attest to the fact that dogs are smart. Some perform supportive tasks for humans, and others have the capacity to learn complex tricks.

However, while dogs seem to excel when it comes to I.Q., determining canine intelligence is often shaped by strong opinions about what constitutes “smarter than the average dog.”

Types of Canine Intelligence

One of the reasons animal intelligence is hard to gauge is because our only reference is our understanding of human intelligence. In this regard, intelligence is based on concepts such as problem solving ability and adaptability. Continue…