The intelligence of the dog is among the highest of all animals, greater than we give him credit for maybe. Although his brain is half as huge as ours proportionately, he’s the most intelligent of household animals certainly.
As with humans, specific intelligence varies in accordance to inherited genes. While nobody breed can be reported to be more smart that another, some breeds which have been selectively bred for function ability tend to be brighter and even more receptive than those bred mainly for purely physical characteristics.
Whether a pet is a mixed breed of dog for purebred, studies show that neither is a lot more intelligent compared to the other. However, dogs that have been exposed to a more varied lifestyle, both indoors and out, and with both human and animal interaction, does show more intelligent behavior.
Simply put, giving your dog an opportunity to investigate and manipulate all sorts of objects, to explore all sorts of places, to share all sorts of experiences with you will stimulate his or her intelligence. Aside from getting a lot more out of life, your dog will be eager to learn more and he will learn with increasing ease and rapidity. Nothing is sadder and more wasteful than an intelligent dog that is confined in a kennel and deprived of mental stimulation.
Despite opinions to the contrary, dogs are endowed with an elementary reasoning power. Anyone who has ever owned a dog has often seen him size up a situation and then taken some logical action. Guide dogs for the blind, as well as working and hunting dogs of many breeds constantly have to use their judgment and make decisions.
Memory is an important component of intelligence. The dog’s memory for scents is extraordinary. His visual memory is only fair, but his memory for sounds is very
The dog’s convenience of learning is more a matter of memory space than of true understanding. He’ll keep in mind the sequence of impact and trigger in his actions, but he is struggling to draw wide conclusions from his encounter. The greater all of the experiences and connection with others they have, the quicker they learn, and the more they retain.
Dogs are bound by nature to remain intellectually inferior to man, but we owe them a chance to develop their native intelligence by training, teaching, and working with them as much and as often as we can.