A great story in Sunday’s New York Times tries to discover if there’s any truth to the saying that dogs are about as intelligent as a two-year-old human. Alexandra Horowitzauthor of “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know” and a term assistant professor of psychology at Barnard Collegeat first dismissed the notion, but then she started noticing similarities between her own two-year-old and the family dog:
So I decided to get fully quasi-scientific about it. How are dog and child alike? How are they not? Herewith I report anecdotal instances of their behavior over one week, with some cherry-picked research to complete the story.
Both her observations and her conclusions are fascinating.