NATIONAL: Which dog breeds are the smartest?08/17/17 ,via Stanly News & Press
Using data from University of British Columbia psychology professor Stanley Coren's "The Intelligence of Dogs," we identified and ranked the 10 smartest dogs. According to Coren, the top 10 most intelligent dogs need fewer than five repetitions to
Labrador Australia's most popular dog breed08/15/17 ,via Herald Sun
The cuddly canine has taken out the top title for the past five years, and breeders say it is no surprise. Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria vice-president Mary Conheady said they make the best companions. “They are full of life, outgoing, friendly
The Most Fascinating Things People Think About Your Pet's Personality08/11/17 ,via The Cheat Sheet
That could be because though there are lots of intelligent dog breeds, there are plenty of dogs that are a little slower to learn or a bit more difficult to train. Meanwhile, most people don't own purebred cats, so a particularly bright cat might
Love unleashed: the fight to save Rave08/30/17 ,via Newsroom
“Rave has grown up into a playful, lovable, intelligent dog, with a zest for life that only one who's come so close to death can have,” Jit says. In 2015, Jit decided to move to New Zealand from India with his wife Aparna - to study At home today
Cesar's WayCrown Archetype. 2006. ISBN: 0307382052,9780307382054. 304 pages.
“I rehabilitate dogs. I train people.” —Cesar Millan There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan—star of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan—reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his...
The Intelligence of DogsSimon and Schuster. 2006. ISBN: 9780743280877,0743280873. 299 pages.
A revised edition of the best-selling reference on canine psychology incorporates the latest scientific findings and interviews with top breeders and trainers to enable dog lovers to evaluate a pet's intelligence, read dog body language, and adapt a training program suited to an animal's specific needs. By the author of How Dogs Think. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?W. W. Norton & Company. 2016. ISBN: 9780393246193,0393246191. 320 pages.
A New York Times Bestseller From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic. What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future—all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in...
ChaserOneworld Publications. 2014. ISBN: 9781780747033,1780747039. 999 pages.
Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them—more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorised the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have moved on to further impressive feats, demonstrating her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of grammar and...
Top 10 for Kids PetsFirefly Books Limited. 2015. ISBN: 1770855270,9781770855274. 96 pages.
Kids love Top 10 lists and they love their pets -- here's the ideal combination of both.