How smart are dogs compared to humans?
We can’t compare their intelligence to ours. Their brain is built for something else. While we focus on the meaning of life, he’s focused on how to get the VERY BEST FOR DOG. He is not less intelligent than us. We are not smarter than him. We are just different.
Who’s smarter a dog or human?
A survey done by Tiffani Josey Howell found that 45.7% of people thought their dogs were the same intelligence level as a 3-5-year-old child. Only about 25% thought that dogs were smarter than a lot of people. The problem is that we assume that dogs function on the same level of intelligence as us. When the reality is they are not.
Professor Maciej Henneberg, a professor of anthropological and comparative anatomy from the School of Medical Sciences, says animals often possess different abilities that are misunderstood by humans. What this means, is that dogs just like humans have different types of intelligence. Some people tend to be more artistic while others tend to be better in mathematics while some might not do well in school but be great with technical knowledge. We are all different. Dogs are the same way. They may not be able to do complex mathematical equations (not that we know of) but they can locate a suspect from a two-day old trail of scent! Their skills are different than ours and we really should not compare them to ourselves.
Professor Henneberg says “The fact that they may not understand us, while we do not understand them, does not mean our ‘intelligences’ are at different levels, they are just of different kinds. When a foreigner tries to communicate with us using an imperfect, broken, version of our language, our impression is that they are not very intelligent. But the reality is quite different,”