“Canine Intelligence and ‘Emotional’ Behavior”
People often talk about canine (and feline) “intelligence”; check the internet and you’ll easily locate half a dozen articles describing which dog breeds are the “smartest”. Often, those listed as most intelligent are the breeds which respond best to their particular human companions emotional and physical needs and behaviors . . . we tend to anthropomorphize. One thing many “experts”, and those less qualified, tend to agree upon is that dog’s are typically “immediate response” animals; they don’t tend to think 2-3 steps into the future like we often find necessary. To this lack of “forward thinking” I would agree that this is typically true.