THESE 6 Fascinating Reasons Reveal That Dogs Are Smarter Than People

By Linda Goldfarb | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-24

Are dogs smarter than humans? Some say yes, and some say no. Here are two trains of thought, check them out and decide for yourself. Let us know what you decide. Your opinion matters here on the Monday Monday Network.

Dogs Match 2-Year Old’s Intelligence Level

Cute brown and white border collie saying what is on his mind

“Dogs can understand more than 150 words. And they intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats,” reports Stanley Coren, Ph.D., of the University of BC. So, are dogs smarter than humans?

“We all want insight into how our furry companions think. And we want to understand the silly, quirky and apparently irrational behaviors [that] Lassie or Rover demonstrate,” Coren said in an interview. “Their stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity are reminders they may not be Einsteins but are sure closer to humans than we thought.”

According to several behavioral measures, Coren says dogs’ mental abilities are close to a human child age 2 to 2.5 years,” according to the American Psychological Association. “Dogs’ Intelligence On Par With Two-year-old Human, Canine Researcher Says.” ScienceDaily (accessed November 18, 2017).

How many words does your dog know, have you counted? 

Dogs Behavior Is Smarter Than Humans

Dogs love life

Considering a less scientific approach to the intellect of dogs, Husky lover (dgisonni) shares her thoughts. “Dogs live in the moment,” she says. I agree, my dogs certainly fit that mold, they run, jump, sleep, eat, and repeat every day. Here are a few of her other thoughts as to why dogs are way smarter than humans:

  • Dogs overcome fear with love. 
  • Pups forget and forgive.
  • Dogs play and play and play –every day.
  • When you are happy, your pup is happy –carpe diem y’all!
  • Dogs don’t have self-image issues.
  • Dogs drink plenty of water.

As I said, this is not a scientific study, it is a personal observation, but what do you think? Does it ring true for you? Can we learn from dogs as far as how we should be living our lives? I say yes.

Don’t fret over the small things, play more often than you do now, and for sure drink plenty of water. 

What would you add to the list? Add your comments below.

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