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Just how smart are your dogs?

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by testdepth, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. testdepth

    testdepth The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    I think mine is secretly plotting to take over the world and just pretends to be Goofy from Disney.

    My 2 1/2 year old male Cane Corso has taught himself a few things that make me believe he is above average intelligence.

    Every night my English Bulldog is placed in her kennel and I slide a pin in to the top to keep the door closed. One night I put her up and 5 min later here she comes, so I put her up again. Once more she comes walking out. Now I am curious how she is getting out so after placing her back in I hide and watch and see my male Corso walk up to the cage and grab the pin with his teeth and pull it out. He then uses his big paw and kicks the door in to let her out.

    Lately he has been trying to turn the door knobs when he wants out. This morning he was in our bedroom with the in swing door shut against the jamb. My wife watched him grab the door knob and turn it and pull it open to let himself out. If I could get him to use the trimmer and mow the yard I would be good.

    Smart damn dog.
     
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    they smart as they need to be,they keep their secrets
     
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    Mines pretty smart. He still cant figure out where his farts are coming from though.
     
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    Both of my dogs know when there is food and know what outside means and that’s about it.
     
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    Lexi can open the house door, open the gate by flipping the latch and lifting the drop rod, and walk past the kitchen counter clean all food off it and never break stride. Best dog I've ever had. Hope she lives to be 100.
     
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    Smartest dog I ever had was a boxer. Learned several 'tricks' in literally 5 minutes and never forgot. But when it comes to being an escape artist, one of my beagles is an absolute Houdini.
     
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    Dogs are much smarter than people give them credit for. I have to stress to my clients that training is not a matter of teaching a dog what you want. It's a matter of teaching them it's not optional. An average dog will learn the meaning of a new command, if taught properly, in about six repetitions. A brilliant one will in one or two reps, but even one that's dumb as a bag of hammers will learn it in nine or 10 reps.

    I've worked with and owned some incredibly smart dogs, including the one I have now. There have been several time that I realized he was reaction to specific things I was about to do. It was almost like he was reading my mind. Then I realized he was reaction to very subtle, but consistent, precursor behaviors I was exhibiting. Things I didn't even recognize I was doing. He is scary tuned in to my actions and seems to be a step ahead of me almost all the time.

    I still haven't figured out how he knows I'm about to give him a bath, but the boy makes himself scarce well before I start looking for him. Never hides in the same place twice, either.
     
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    Mine don’t crap in the yard. Goes to the woods.
     
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    Lilly is as smart as she wants to be.Does some really amazing things but she still does dumb stuff and that makes it all right with me.
     
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    Teach him to use and flush
     
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