How Smart Is Your Dog?

So, you think your dog is smart? Think he or she would do well at a “canine college”?

Researchers across the country are opening school doors to the dogs.

Like “timber”, the husky mix who tries to find a treat under the purple cup. Timber is one of many dogs now enrolled in “canine cognition centers” at colleges and universities nationwide.

The goal: researchers are racing to figure out how the mutt mind works using your dogs.Pooches who participate help contribute to research that not only helps dog owners understand their furry friends, but also explores how dogs can help us.

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