Animal Intuition

All Dogs Are Different

LOL I think these dogs knew it was a stuffed animal.

Animals are very intelligent, they just need love and training. Both are needed in order to prosper. But they also have some internal skills.

Definition of intuition

1a : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference

b : immediate apprehension or cognition c : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition

Dogs: Super-Savvy, Socially

Although every dog is unique, there is enough evidence to indicate that species-wide one of the really special things about dogs is how well they understand humans. “They are very attentive to and responsive to us, which is a great social cognitive skill,” Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University, told me.

Researchers don’t entirely agree on why dogs are so socially savvy. The prevailing view is that their social intelligence is evolutionary: that over the thousands of years since wolves entered the human sphere and started to morph into the pets we know today, breeding has favored qualities that make dogs good companions to humans, such as friendliness and an affinity for us, which make them good at reading our behavior.

There’s also a theory that each dog simply acquires his or her social intelligence through the sheer amount of time spent around humans – that’s why puppy socialization is so important.

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