We have posted about Chaser, the incredibly intelligent Border Collie, before (see here), but his ability to understand language never ceases to amaze. Here’s his performance on the “Today Show,” but the real good stuff is in the accompanying article by Chaser’s owner, John Pilley:
When people ask me how smart my dog is, I say that she has about the intelligence of a toddler. Chaser is a 9-year-old border collie who knows 1,000 words, but any dog is potentially capable of reaching toddler-level cognition and development, including learning the basic elements of language.
He goes on to describe his training methods and how Chaser’s abilities are interpreted by science.