June 11, 2020

Part 1, Language.

Four Things Dogs Know Nothing About and One They Know By Heart

Originally Published on November 26, 2016.

Do Dogs Understand Human Language?

Recently I came across a list of amazing cognitive abilities that dogs reportedly have, all based on recent studies and research. The list was posted on National Geographic’s website. In my view most of the studies cited created artificial results based on confirmation bias, which in turn is probably base...

June 29, 2019

Dogs Have an Amazing Sense of Smell, But Do They Understand Our Words?

Does Your Dog Really Know What "Sit!" Means?

“Most scientists who talk about dogs have their scientist hat and their dumb hat,” says Gustavo Aguirre, a veterinary ophthalmologist ... “And whenever they start talking about dogs, they put on their dumb hat. They say things that as scientists they have to know can’t possibly be right.” (“The Truth About Dogs,” Stephen Budiansky, The Atlantic...

January 2, 2017

Field of Vision vs Line of Sight

What People Notice That Dogs Don’t, What Dogs Notice That People Don’t

Theory of mind is a scientific construct developed by David Premack and Guy Woodruff. There are essentially three levels. The first level is the capacity to know that other beings have the same sensory abilities that you do, which carries with it the capacity to realize that others may also see, hear, feel and experience things differently from the way you...

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