A Big Cognitive Leap

Issue #13 - Dogs can think in abstract ways like dolphins, Austin Butler plays with puppies, sleeping bulldogs, and scoops more.

A Big Cognitive Leap
Photo by Lee / Bulldog called Luna

This issue is all about dog intelligence because they're smarter than you might think. We now have research that suggests dogs can think like dolphins. That's pretty wild right?!

A cognitive leap is what scientists call it. Scroll down for the article link.

So it got me thinking, what are the current reasons why we know dogs are smart. Here are my top 5:

  • Dogs can follow commands
  • Dogs can stick to routines
  • Dogs can open doors
  • Dogs can play mind stimulation games
  • Dogs can dance, lol

Is your dog really smart? Let me know how by replying to this email.

If your dog is smart, never take that away from them. Instead, nurture it.

That's all for this week, folks.

See you next week!

– Lee

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Dogs Are Much Smarter Than We Think

A new study published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology suggests dogs can think in abstract ways, similar to dolphins. Their findings demonstrated that dogs were able to reproduce certain actions when cued to do so, they could also repeat actions after short delays. This goes beyond the typical voice commands. Woah.

Guy Pranks Drive-thru Window

This hilarious video is a prank by some dude and his dog at a drive-thru window. After placing his order, he quickly scoots into the back seat replacing himself with his dog to the huge disbelief of the employees. "1 Puppacino please".

Puppy Guidedog Falls Asleep on Photoshoot

Dogs are smart, but guide dogs are top of the class when it comes to cognition. It takes a lot of hard work and determination for dogs to become guide dogs, they play such an important role in the lives of their humans. But it's no surprise why this puppy fell asleep after all that training.

Austin Butler Plays With Puppies

Elvis fan? Austin Butler who plays Elvis in the new blockbuster is with the Buzzfeed team playing with puppies. As you do. It turns out expensive watches are tasty for dogs.

“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” – Agatha Cristie (author)

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Previous issues

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Issue #12 - UK’s first ever extreme weather warning, dogs smell like fritos, bulldogs doing funny things and scoops more.
11: Warning, Splash Zone!
Splash zone advised, Chris Evans plays with puppies, research backs sleeping with your pets and scoops more.
10: Please Don’t Pet my Dog
In this week’s issue: don’t pet my dog, Stranger Things playtime, Steve Carell loves puppies and scoops more.

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