When we heard about a cognition test for dogs, we really had no idea what to expect. But Dr. Brian Hare, cofounder of Dognition and director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, assured us that he had created this entire cognition test to learn more about your dog than you ever thought possible.
Dognition is an online tool with several tests to analyze all your dog's behaviors. They're fun little science-based games that, beyond telling you about your dog, allow for a bonding experience between the two of you. Because the test is fairly lengthy, it allows for that initial bonding experience, but then once you get the results, you'll be able to understand your dog so much better. "Sometimes dogs don't listen to a command and we don't know why," Hare said when he walked me through the process. "But not all dogs learn things the same way, so maybe that dog isn't understanding your command how you're giving it."
We had two dog owners in our office try this set of tests on their dogs to see what it was really like, and both of them said that above everything else, they enjoyed the time they spent with their dogs. Keep reading to see how the tests went for them, and then try Dognition for yourself for free, courtesy of Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind.