Can any person be shown 1000 objects, one at a time, and then remember every single one of them?
A dog can and it's very likely that this dog is not the exception but is the rule. The only reason this dog has achieved this remarkable memory task is because he/she has been taught by a dedicated human who cares and wants to know. It's likely that all border collies at least are capable of this level of learning.
So my point is, in posting this, can that sort of genius that most likely exceeds the level of known human genius, be harnessed and put to work for the sake of science?
I think we're seeing something very special that is of great interest to science. I suggest that some dogs are capable of some thinking abilities that the human so far is not.
I think it's safe to say that the dog isn't reading the names written on the toys.
Edited by montgomery, 11 February 2019 - 01:00 PM.