Dog Cognition: Dogs Are Even Smarter Than You Think
By Mary Robins
Aug 12, 2019
How much do you know about what goes on in your pup’s head? Do you believe it’s all pretty simple in there? Just thoughts about dinner, the cat next door, and more dinner? Think again.
Dogs have been known to learn hundred of words, do arithmetic, and guess what people and other dogs are thinking. We know all this and more, thanks to the growing number of scientists around the country and the world who have, since the beginning of this century, been turning their attention to the burgeoning field of dog cognition.
So what do you need to know about your dog’s know-how? And how can you nurture that brilliant brain of his?
All Dogs Are Different
The first thing to note is: there’s no such thing as “the dog.” Just like humans, each dog is different. So while scientists are working hard on collecting data about the way dogs experience the world, it’s important to remember that their findings aren’t designed to give you a blueprint to your particular pet. The studies can be interesting, useful guides, but the real joy of dog cognition is in getting curious about the way your own dog thinks.
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Superstition Kennel Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month except June, July, August, November and December. June is our annual awards dinner and December is the Holiday Party.
Meetings start at 7:00pm. We no longer have a meeting room at the Bass Pro Shops. The October meeting will be at the Andersons.
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The Superstition Kennel Club was formed in 1953 by a group of dog breeders who placed a notice in the Phoenix newspapers inviting interested owners of purebred dogs to participate. In March of 1954, Superstition Kennel Club held it first Sanctioned B Match. SKC's first point show was in March 1956. Today SKC has about 70 members, holds back-to-back shows in March, an awards dinner in June and a Christmas Party in December.