How to Tell/Know your Dog’s IQ
Ever wondered how smart your furry friend is? After all, if it’s your best friend, you have to be sure it’s smart enough to carry out certain actions without your help.
Dogs are pretty smart. Yes, they are very smart. Some on their own, others need to be taught how to be intelligent. How then do you know that your dog is smart? There are several ways to tell/ know your dog’s IQ and realize it is the smart kind. Different breeds of dogs have varying degrees of smartness. A dog is as smart as a two-year-old kid.
A study reveals that the average dog can remember 165 words and even do better than a 3 or 4-year-old child in basic arithmetic (math). This includes learning gesture, signs, and language. Dogs above average can learn 250 words, and do even much more than certain kids. This is indeed wonderful.Source: livescience.com
How to test your dog’s IQ
Dogs have become like “children” to human. Since they take the place of kids, they had better be intelligent too. There are many ways to know if your dog is intelligent, how he comes up with solutions to a problem (problem-solving skill) is the best test. In testing your dog’s smartness, do these 4 tests:
Getting into trouble
This may sound weird but if your dog is mischievous, it means it is intelligent. This shows that the dog does not like being idle and loves to get involved by snooping around. If he only gets into trouble in your absence that signifies that he is bored and wants to keep busy. To keep him busy, get him puzzles to improve his cognitive skills.
Play hide and go-seek
Place three cups on the ground, show the dog some treats and put them under one of the cups. Move the cup around or walk round to distract the dog. If he sniffs out the correct cup at once, then your dog’s intelligence is above average.
Number of corrections
The average dog requires 5 to 6 corrections to get it right. the How many occasions do you make corrections? If your dog’s take to correction two or three times, he is above average and an intelligent dog.
The Dognition test
This is the final test to determine how intelligent your dog really is. This is a comprehensive method of testing man’s best friend. Visit Dognition Website for how it works.This helps you know your dog and how best to communicate with each other. This test analyzes your dog’s communication skill, empathy, cunny behavior, reasoning ability, and memory. Depending on how well your dog is able to perform on all tests, it can be called intelligent with a good IQ.
The dogs with the highest IQ are:
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Every dog, however, is intelligent in its own way. If your dog does not have an excellent memory, he could possess a good communication skill. So, teach that dog to be how you want it to be, after all, they are like our children. If you have a clever canine, then keep up the training and if not, keep training harder.