It turns out that there are so-called genius dogs that can remember more than 10 names of toys. It was these animals that tilted their heads each time when they were given a command.
Scientists – in particular, Eotvos Lorand University employee and lead author of the study Andrea Sommez, as well as representatives of the Family Dog Project (a research institute that studies dog behavior) – conducted an experiment. To do this, they took 40 dogs, which underwent a three-month training, and asked their owners to play with the animals, that is, give them the command to bring one toy out of two. In this case, the owners had to use two toys. It turned out that 33 dogs out of 40 did not see any difference between the toys. At the same time, some of the remaining seven animals learned 10 toys, some 20, and one dog – about 160. It turns out that the dog learned either many toys or none.