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Dog Intelligence

New Study Shows Dogs Can Spot A Liar

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

Dogs are certainly no dummies when it comes to understanding humans. Canines can understand our voice commands and know what it means when we poin...

Here's More Proof That Dogs Can Totally Read Our Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science

Fluffy really does know what that big grin or frustrated frown on your face means. At least, that's according to a new study that suggests dogs can...

We Try Out Dog Puzzles That Promise To Turn Rover Into Einstein

Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

We all agreed, after some more snacks and wine for ourselves, that it had been fun to play these new games with our dogs, and that we'd be likely to use them again. But we almost always enjoy playing with our dogs. Had the games been more than just fun?

WATCH: Super-Smart Dog Understands Sentences

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Chaser, a 9-year-old border collie that gained fame for understanding more than 1,000 English word...

Catherine New

How To Know If Your Dog Is A Genius | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

First there were doggy daycares and DNA testing kits. Now you can test your pup's intelligence. A North Carolina-based company recently launched an...

Brain Studies Yield Surprises About Animal Intelligence

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's not just man's closer primate relatives that exhibit brain power. Dolphins, dogs and elephants are teaching us a few lessons, too. ...

The Cat-vs.-Dog IQ Debate Revisited

Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D.

Which are smarter: dogs or cats? This IQ debate has been raising the hackles of dog and cat lovers for decades, if not centuries. And dogs usually win paws-down. For one thing, dogs have larger brains than cats, and the larger the brain, the smarter the animal -- or so the theory goes.

WATCH: Brilliant Dog Understands Over 1,000 Words, Breaking Vocabulary Record

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

For some of us, it's hard to imagine our dogs understanding many more words than "sit" and "stay." Many of us can't even teach our dogs those simple w...

Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats? New Study Has Revealing Answers

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The argument is age old, but we're sure dog lovers will be touting this research over their feline-fanatic opposition. A new study reveals that dogs h...