Frans de Waal’s new book ‘Are you smart enough to know how smart animals are?’ explores the answer to that question and opens our eyes to their complex and intricate minds. We know more than ever about their cognitive and scent abilities with dogs excelling in medical detection and anti-poaching tasks in places like Africa. Elephants showing how they classify humans by age, gender and language is truly astounding and challenges everything you thought you knew about animal-human intelligence.
Recognising their amazing and unique skills builds strong and lasting partnerships with our dogs that offers us those ‘genius’ moments to reward them for doing their ‘job’. And we need to ask ourselves if are we generous enough in how we reward that super amazing skill?
Get looking, be generous and start sending us videos of your dog or cat doing what they do best!