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Dog Intelligence – Do Smart Dogs Make Excellent Pets?

Dog Intelligence
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There is a general belief that smart dogs will do anything you ask them to do. Wait. Not common to all dog breeds.

A  Doberman Pinscher can easily get anxiety disorder if you are away from him for 8 hours or more. An English bulldog may take more than 8 hours to realize you are missing.

Border Collies were produced to work. If there isn’t sufficient work for them to do, it will be horrible. Having a smart dog and a smart kid is one and the same. Both are intelligent, but give you trouble.

What Is Dog IQ Or Intelligence?

How can we find out which dog breed is smarter than the many?

Dog intelligence refers to the aptitude or the capacity a canine has to think, learn as well as provide solutions. It is not that simple to classify a canine as a smart breed but these criteria can help you decide to some extent:

  • Work and obedience – This criterion refers to the way a canine learns commands and follows them.
  • Instinctive – Some dog breeds are excellent at retrieving and others are good at guarding homes.
  • Adaptive – This factor indicates how well a canine adapts to her new surrounding. It fluctuates, even within dogs belonging to the same category.

Factors To Consider Before Getting A Smart Dog

  • How much quality time can you really spend on training, because the more active your dog is, the more amount of training it requires?
  • Training, in general, will require more motivation and patience, whether it’s treats, petting, or praise.
  • For dogs: Instincts matter the most; for the training: the learning rate is more or less the same.
  • The trainer with the best technique, the difference in learning can be around 30-45 days.
  • Beagles are bred to work independently, maybe they need more training and activities.

Dogs That Obeyed Only 25%

These dogs are not dumb. They all need better trainers with more patience and less expectation.

  • Shih Tzu
  • Bassett Hound
  • Beagle/Mastiff(tied)
  • Pekingese
  • Bloodhound
  • Borzoi
  • Chow Chow
  • Bulldog
  • Basenji
  • The Afghan hound is the least cooperative dog

The Bottomline

There is no point in categorizing dogs as dumb or smart. With proper early socialization and training, most dogs can perform well.

The secret is: The Better the trainer, the smarter the dogs are.

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