A new study found that family dogs may be smarter than a two year old toddler.
By adapting tests designed for studying behavior and psychology of children, researchers have found that the average dog can recognize and reason the gestures and words similar to two year old toddler.
Mr. Stanley Coren, professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia and a leading researcher on dog behavior says that dogs may not be Einsteins, but are surely closer to humans than we thought.
In fact, some dogs are as bright as a child, say scientists. They can understand up to 250 words and gestures, count up to five and perform simple arithmetic, putting them on a par with a two-year-old.
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