Smart dog reading a book

Is your dog this smart? (Mine aren't!)

Test Your Dog's IQ

A few dogs are geniuses.

Many dogs are bright.

Most dogs are average.

Quite a few dogs are below average.

And some poor souls couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat.

Which one of those is YOUR dog? And how can you tell for sure?

Most owners believe their dog is pretty smart.

White dog shaking hands"My dog knows how to sit and lie down and do tricks. So he must be smart!"

Well, not necessarily. Intelligence is not the same thing as "obedience" or "willingness to please." A dog may be very obedient, yet not be able to figure out how to push open a door that is partially ajar.

An intelligent dog learns quickly, studies his environment, and figures out ways to get what he wants. Dogs who find ways out of their yard.... dogs who figure out how to open gates and cupboard doors.... dogs who are creative problem-solvers.... those dogs are usually quite intelligent.



Dog leading owner around on the leash"Haha! My dog is so smart he knows how to get away with NOT doing what he's told!"

Not necessarily. DISobedience has no more bearing on intelligence than obedience does. Rude and disrespectful behavior simply means that you haven't established the proper pecking order in your household. Rude and disrespectful behavior says something negative about YOU (sorry!) – not something positive about your dog.


Blue dog"Blue Dwarf Curlyhaired Pumpkinheads are known to be extremely intelligent!"

Every fan of every breed says that their breed is extremely intelligent. But very few breeds have had "superior reasoning skills" hardwired into their genes. Most breeds are bred for a certain appearance (size, coat, color) or a certain temperament (friendly, sassy, peaceful, aggressive). But not for intelligence.

Also, most people who claim high intelligence for their breed have owned only a few dogs of that breed. Or else they've owned many dogs of that breed – but very few other breeds. So how can they compare? Finally, most people who claim high intelligence for their breed haven't done any actual testing of intelligence.

On the other hand, some owners believe their dog is d-u-m-b.

Sad dog"My dog is so dumb he flunked out of obedience school." or "My dog doesn't do what I tell him."

Well, I hate to say it but.... 9 times out of 10, it's the owner who flunked out of obedience school. It's the owner who hasn't learned how to communicate with his dog in the ways that dogs understand. And it's the owner who hasn't taught the proper Leader-Follower relationship to his dog.

Just because a dog doesn't do what he's told, doesn't mean he's dumb. Of course, it doesn't mean he's smart, either! You can't determine intelligence (or the lack of it) by whether your dog follows your commands or not.


So how can you REALLY tell how smart your dog is?

I'll show you how to test your dog's intelligence with 25 fun and easy-to-follow tests.

These tests measure your dog's

  • Learning ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Attentiveness
  • Memory
  • Curiosity

These IQ tests are entertaining and revealing. Your dog will do things you never would have predicted.

two of my dogs

Mouse and Buffy

For example.... I tested two of my own dogs. I was pretty sure I knew who was going to score well, and who wasn't. But on some tests, they really surprised me!

On Test #17, the supposedly Brilliant One just sat there, perplexed. Meanwhile, The Other One – who has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you get my drift – quickly solved her own problem. Then she dashed over to to solve The Brilliant One's problem as well!

Woman filming a boy with his dogI'm glad my husband filmed the whole thing. We will always treasure this video.

I hope you'll decide that today is the day to make those kinds of memories with your own dog. 25 challenging (and fun) tests that will measure his intelligence and problem-solving skills.

Your dog will receive an actual number that corresponds to his IQ. Whatever it turns out to be – whether "genius" or "below average" – I'll give you specific suggestions for how to train your dog so he can reach his greatest potential. Different dogs should be treated differently, each one according to his own abilities.

So.... what is your dog's true IQ?

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Test Your Dog's IQ is an eBook – an instant download. You save the book onto your computer, tablet, or phone. Then you read the book on your screen.

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  • Your dog should be at least 6 months old – preferably at least a year old.
  • 62 pages
  • You can print the book if you want to.
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