Dogs or humans? Who’s smarter? We might find it amazing when they learn new tricks – but can they really be smarter than the average human? It doesn’t mean dogs are smarter than us, but rather, that humans and dogs learn in very different ways.
We shouldn’t see it in a way that dog are going to suddenly take over the world and become top scientists, but that they are learning, just in a different way to us – and we should fully support that!
The Science Behind It All
‘TIME reports that researchers at Yale’s new Canine Cognition Centre presented domesticated dog and dingoes with a simple food-retrieving puzzle, consisting of a box with a lid and a lever. Opening the lid of the box allowed the dog access to a treat, while the lever served no functional purpose. Before letting their canine volunteers tackle the puzzle box, researchers demonstrated how to open it, first pressing the lever, then opening the lid.’
At least they’re clever enough to know what the best lead is; Gencon!
The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.