7 Really Clever Dogs (Videos)


Sometimes people underestimate the intelligence of our four-legged friends. And it’s a shame, really, because dogs are some of the smartest animals on the planet. There’s no stopping these clever canines — click through to watch some of the web’s smartest dogs, and tune in next week for a feline edition.

What’s the most clever thing that your beloved pooch does? Tell us about it in the comments section!

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1. Needle in a Haystack

Dogs sure are loyal — when you throw them a ball, they will find it for you, no matter how difficult it is!

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2. Gone Swimmin’

Unfortunately for this adorable breed, bulldogs can easily overheat. So how does this particularly clever pooch overcome that obstacle? Why, by bringing the kiddie pool inside!

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3. Let’s Play Hooky!

“No mamma, don’t go to work, stay home and play with me instead!” Ahh… the power of a guilt trip.

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4. The Smartest Dog in the World?

Chaser the Border Collie is sometimes referred to as the world’s smartest dog. Her pet parent, a retired psychology professor, believes he has the intelligence of a 2-year-old child. So does Chaser live up to her hype? Watch the video to see for yourself.

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5. Fetch for One

When no humans are interested in playing fetch, this clever pooch takes  matters into his own, well, paws!

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6. Jail Break

Nobody wants to be locked in cage — or see their sister suffer the same predicament. Luckily, this clever Corgi can change all that!

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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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Penny C.
penny C4 years ago

Thank you.

katarzyna phillips

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!

Richard T.
Richard T5 years ago

thank you!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

Carrie Anne Brown

great videos thanks for sharing :)

Shelley G.
S G5 years ago

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

Grace T.
James Tang5 years ago

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.

Carolanne Powell
Carolanne Powell5 years ago

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

natalie n.
natalie n5 years ago

dogs are always clever.

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper5 years ago