These police ᴅᴏɢs in Cʜɪɴᴀ show remarkable discipline by lining up for food with bowls in their mouths. Trained ᴅᴏɢs can do remarkable things likе sɴɪFFɪɴɢ Fᴏʀ ʙᴏᴍʙs or learning to turn lights on and off, so it’s not hard to believe that ᴅᴏɢs in Cʜɪɴᴀ might behave this way. The photo below of Finnish border patrol service ᴅᴏɢs in the 1940’s seems to confirm this ability. this picture has viral in internet make everyone think about human . Dᴏɢ lovers have been saying it for years: ᴅᴏɢs are smarter than many people
Over the past decade, ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ into canine behavior and intelligence has been ʙʟᴏssᴏᴍɪɴɢ, and a range of experiments have suggested that ᴅᴏɢs are capable of surprisingly complex feats of social intelligence and emotional sensitivity. On the whole, psychologist and Dᴏɢ ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜer Stanley Coren estimates, the average Dᴏɢ’s intelligence is roughly as sophisticated as a 2.5-year-old baby’s.
So far, ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ has suggested that ᴅᴏɢs can read our cues, show emotional connection to their owners, and even display ᴊᴇᴀʟᴏᴜsʏ. Studies have found that the brightest ᴅᴏɢs appear to be capable of learning hundreds of words. It’s likеly that these abilities have been shaped by evolution — over thousands of years, we’ve selected those ᴅᴏɢs best adapted to live with humans.
The field is still new, however, and ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜers keep finding out a surprising amount. “Most labs have historically been invested in rodent and monkey models,” says Gregory Berns, an Emory ɴᴇᴜʀᴏsᴄɪᴇɴᴛɪsᴛ ᴡʜᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴅᴜᴄᴛs MRI ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ with ᴅᴏɢs. “But ᴅᴏɢs are unique animals, and I think in many ways they’re one of the best animals for understanding social behaviors.”
Using newer technologies such as MRI as well as carefully designed behavioral experiments, a handful of labs around the world have dug into the Dᴏɢ ᴘsʏᴄʜᴇ — and found that they’re much smarter than many people assume.