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How Clever is YOUR Dog?

•, By Victoria Woollaston
 Is your dog really as dopey as it seems, or is it just playing dumb to get its own way? Have you ever wondered why your pet runs round in circles, or barks at random things? It could be all down to their personality type. 

The Dognition site, based in North Carolina, uses questionnaires and games to help dog owners determine how empathetic their pet is, how clever it is at solving problems, whether it is choosing to ignore you or genuinely doesn’t know what you’re saying, and more. 

Dogs are assigned personality types with character traits and these can be compared to other dogs of the same breed, age and size, as well as other breeds. 

It can be used by owners to learn more about how their dog thinks, train their pet more effectively or help decide which breed of dog to get next, for example. 

Pet owners begin by filling out a personality questionnaire about their dog, including whether it is well-behaved, whether it listens to instructions, how it responds to being left alone or told off and so on.

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