Smart Dogs

“How smart are dogs?”

We all know that dogs are smart. Just look at all the amazing things they can do! They learn to follow commands, perform tasks, and work at jobs.  They even learn how to trick their owners!

Research tells us that the average dog can understand about 150 words. Their intelligence level is estimated at around the same level as a three-year-old child. Some breeds are considered generally smarter than others, and Border collies are thought to be among the smartest.  We know that some of these dogs understand hundreds of words.

A challenging situation that tests your dog’s problem solving skills is both interesting and fun… and it’s also a good way to help keep them mentally engaged.  Without these satisfying tests of intellect, boredom will soon set in.  And a bored dog can soon lose interest in play or even become destructive or lethargic.

A good interactive puzzle toy can give your dog the satisfying intellectual challenge he craves in a fun and safe way. Interactive toys will hold your dog’s attention for hours and provide satisfying intellectual play.  Playing with puzzle toys will help keep your dog’s mind sharp – and it’s a lot of fun.

This post was originally written in 2012