This is a truly astonishing video from Germany, where a woman has made use of her dogs’ incredible ears to teach them how to match musical notes. I’ve started this video in the middle, skipping to the part where one of the golden retrievers matches tones played on a recorder by hitting the same note on a keyboard. Then the dog actually plays a tune! If you’d like, you can go back to the beginning and see how the lessons work.
Obviously, we all know that dogs have amazing hearing, able to register frequencies beyond the human range, but this is a skill I never imagined in a dog. Every time you think you have an idea just how amazing these creatures are, they have the power to surprise you yet again.