I read an article about dogs being about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child.
This means they can understand about 200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.
I've realized Simone has the memory of an elephant as well! She is happy to go for a ride in our car, but if we get close to the Vet's...she is begging
to go home!
She will sit, stay, and chase the imaginary cat...(she watches him at night on the back patio). If I can't get her to go outside all I have to say is 'cat'
and she's jumping at the back door knob, wanting out.
She knows our mail person's name, and barks with tail wagging at our neighbor through the window when she sees him getting in his van.
Dogs can also sense when we're happy or sad...they are the best companions and help lower blood pressure.
If you haven't done something for your dog lately, think about all he/she does for you. It's time for a trip to the park!