Category Archives: The Dognition Experience

Curro – Dog of the Month

CurroHaving only three legs might seem like a disadvantage, but Curro shows that three legs can be better than four if you have a quick mind and a kind heart. Curro works at the Fundacion Federica Cerda, an NGO in Barcelona who uses horses to help kids with disabilities. Curro is comfortable around the horses and adores children, which makes him indispensable to the team. He is also a great reminder to the children that there are many different kinds of perfect. Photo by Sara Coe.

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Dognition hits prime time with Nat Geo WILD’s “Is Your Dog A Genius?”

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Make no barks about it! Dognition, the science-based assessment that enhances the relationship between dogs and their owners, will be returning to prime time television this spring. This time with Is Your Dog A Genius?, a three-part series on Nat Geo WILD. Continue reading

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How Making Inferences Makes Your Dog A Genius

You probably have heard of Chaser the border collie. She was featured on 60 Minutes and referred to as the world’s smartest dog. If you aren’t familiar with Chaser, she’s famous for knowing over a thousand words. Yes, a thousand words! Smart, right?

Chaser the Border Collie

Chaser the border collie knows over 1,000 words!

 

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The Cunning Game: How Sneaky Is Your Dog?

Imagine you are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in your kitchen. Your dog is keeping you company. The phone rings and before you take the call, you tell your dog to not touch your food. Would you trust that your dog would leave your sandwich alone?
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4 Tips to Prevent Your Dog From Causing Accidental Fires

Protect your furry friend from accidental fires.

Protect your furry friend from accidental fires.

 

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day, a day to prepare ourselves for fire emergencies involving our furry friends. Not until my dogs lit the backyard on fire with a Tiki torch did I wake up to how easy it is for a dog to get in trouble with fire. On this particular night, my two mixed breed dogs, Nika and Cain, were playfully jumping on each other when Nika backed into and bumped a burning torch into the grass. Luckily for my family, the dogs were being supervised so the flames were quickly extinguished and the dogs were safely taken from harm’s way. Continue reading

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