Do Dogs Think?

Oh yes they do!

Scientists say they probably have the level of thought of a three to five-year-old child.

Dogs can tell we’re trying to show them something when we point at an object. They can decide whether one bowl has more food than another. They react to voices that they know, and are excellent at recognising whether someone is friend or an enemy!

When you feel sad, your dog will immediately pick up on this and adjust their behaviour accordingly. They may become more subdued than usual, lose interest in their toys and even refuse food.

Many dog owners will say it’s the dog who has them trained to be fed and let out at the same time every day.

It is certain that something is going on in their furry heads. They’re capable of making associations and reacting to stimuli. But what they think about, and how they interpret the information, is still a mystery.