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How do you know when you hav is smart?

Is s/he? Name one thing your hav does that makes you KNOW he is smart. If you have multiple havs, please include them too. One thing that Chester does that makes him smart is that he'll paw at the back door to go potty - and we didn't even teach him to do that. He will lie on vents when he is hot. And find out very clever ways to escape upstairs.(where he is not allowed) Please share yours!

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she picked us .

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Lincoln also scratches at the door to go out and we didn't teach him either! Funny! He also knows when it is bedtime for our kids and waits at the gate at the bottom of the stairs.. then he gets to "help" us put them to bed
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He can discriminate words and pictures with his nose.

and he can tell when I have a migraine, and which car or motorcycle I will drive/ride, depending on my attire.

and he never humps my female anatolian when I am in plain sight.

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When I go on walks and hikes, Fred can see if there is a short cut and sometimes will take it. He has done this since he was a puppy. Instead of take the route going around, he might decide to cut straight through. Also on our walks around my hood, he will often try to cut the walk short by turning down side streets! He also passed the peanut butter test

All my guys are smart be he stands out.

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What is the peanut butter test?

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Canela has a real good memory. Canela LOVES to save her treats till she's hungry. She will hide them from the other dogs. Days or hours can go by and the next thing I know she's eating her treat. While the other dogs look at her then look at me as to say "Mami why don't we get treats"and I swear I can see her smirking the entire time. She will do the same thing with her kibble, she will take a piece at time and hide it under her mat in her crate she saves it later ...for a snack Lol If the crates closed she will paw at it until I open it. Another of Canela's favorite is the lamb trachea, she will chew on these for hours so I have take them away from her and I could put it on my desk and she'll jump on the chair to get on the desk and runs away with it (its cute-sounds dangerous but she's always supervised) or if I put it on a counter. I will forget where I put it but Canela always remember or it just might be her nose smelling it.... sometimes I purposely move it from one room to another room to see if notices and she does .... she's a smarty cookie.

She doesn't paw to potty but she will paw at the kitchen cabinet were all the treats are kept.

Roxxy learn how to get out of crate by pawing at the gate latch so we had to get a more secure crate.

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He always knows when my back is turned - particularly when I've just put out some food for our cat

Before Ziwipeak he wouldn't even look at his food unless he had seen me go to the fridge to get the cheese

He knows which flowers are weeds and which aren't - he never eats the weeds
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This is a great question and I love the responses. I'm still learning Ludo.

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Originally Posted by davetgabby View Post
she picked us .
I like this answer!

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