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7 Really Clever Dogs (Videos)

7. An Engineer in the Making

When this adorable pooch can’t reach the food on the counter, the little guy makes himself a staircase.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:48AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you.

12:53AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

a lot of those videos were great! although i'd argue the difference between 'clever', 'tricks' and 'determined' in some of those. needless to say, dogs do have a level of intelligence that other animals don't. and so many can be taught these cool tricks and people think they're clever. they're habitual learners so do something enough times with a dog and it'll pick it up. you decide on what level of intelligence that is. it certainly shows the capability of learning at least!

7:18PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

thank you!

5:51AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

11:50AM PST on Dec 16, 2012

great videos thanks for sharing :)

9:12AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Those were fun...thanks for sharing them with us!!

10:54PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Of course dogs understands us. We need to train them from the time they are puppies to understand our language. My three dogs can answer simple questions by tapping my left palm for YES and right palm for NO with their paws. It's amazing! But you need to spend time training and talking with them everyday. Two of my dogs like me to sing to them and they can indicate to me if they like a particular song esp.if the melody is nice and more so if the song include their names in it. Singing also helps to calm one of the dogs during thunder.

6:33AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Don't you just love em....the cat videos are better though x

8:53AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

dogs are always clever.

7:00AM PST on Dec 8, 2012


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