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Test your dog’s IQ

There are many ways to check the intelligence of your dogs. Problem solving is one of the best ways to determine how intelligent your dog is. Here are 10 ways to check your dog’s IQ. Don’t try to do all the tests in one day.

1. Towel Test

Take a long towel or cloth and quickly throw it over your dog’s head and shoulders. Observe:

5 Points – if your dog frees himself with in 15 seconds
4 Points – 16-30 seconds
3 Points – 31-60 seconds
2 points – 1-2 minutes
1 Point – if he doesn’t get free at all

2. Bucket Test

Keep a dog treat or toy under one of three buckets next to each other. Make sure your dog knows under which bucket you have placed it, then let your dog find it.

5 Points – if your dog goes straight to treat
4 Points – if your dog searches systematically and finds it
3 Points – if your dog searches randomly and finds it in less than 45 seconds
2 Points – if your dog searches but fails to find the treat
1 Point – if your dog shows no interest or forgets to find it

3. Favorite Spot

Rearrange the furniture when your dog is out. When he enters the room score per instructions below:

5 Points – If your dog goes directly to his favorite spot
4 Points – If he takes 30 seconds to find his favorite spot
3 Points – If he takes 31-60 seconds
2 Points – if he finds it in 1-2 minutes
1 Point – if he decides on a new area completely

4. Chair Puzzle

Keep a dog treat under a chair low enough that your dog can only fit a paw and not her head.

5 Points – if your dog gets the treat within 1 minute
4 Points – if your dog gets the treat in 1-3 minutes
3 Points – if he uses paws and muzzle but fails to get the treat
2 Points – if your dog uses muzzle only a few times and g