Have you ever wondered how smart your dog really is? Do you question if your pet understands the words you are saying, or if he is simply reacting to your tone of voice?Most dogs have the mental abilities of a two-year old child. They can understand up to 150 words and can count to 4 or 5. If you compare this to most other animals, this is considered pretty smart in the Animal Kingdom.These are all amazing things for a dog to be able to do, but they are also able to do one more thing: consciously deceive their owners! This final characteristic can prove troublesome, as many a dog owner can attest. I’d say the trickiest part of this possibility is the requirement that a dog would have to hold a memory in his mind for a considerable period of time and, then, continue to experience the emotion associated with something that happened in the past.
Has your own dog been smart enough to deceive you? How did he/she do it?
PS: The winner from last week's word search puzzle give away is: Jenya2. Congrats to her.