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A New Study on Dog's Self-Perception and Intelligence

Posted by Tom Shannon on

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Dogs are highly intelligent and loyal creatures. They're fun-loving creatures who enjoy our presence, just as much as we enjoy their peculiarities and vagaries. They learn tricks by the sound of our voices and our hand gestures. They recognize people's faces as either friendly or foe. But do you know that dogs also recognize their body as an obstacle?

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Earlier this year, Nature released a study that investigated the body-awareness trait found in dogs. This unique trait found commonly in higher-order species (i.e human beings) showed that dogs have an understanding of self-perception about their bodies. The study also suggested that dogs see obstacles as consequences of their actions.

In conclusion, the study shows that there are strong evidence dogs are far more intelligent than we previously thought. If only they can speak the language that everyone understands, dogs are uniquely capable of thinking on their own with humans as their coaches that make them the perfect companion animal.

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You can hone in on your pet's potential to become better. With proper training and patience, your dog's learning abilities can be 10 times more effective. Things like smart bowls and interactive toys are some of the more common tools available to help your pet succeed by overcoming their learning obstacles, insecurities and boredom.

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