Canine Intelligence

Presented by: Dr. Brian Hare

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Webinar Summary

Dr. Brian Hare will present and discuss recent findings on how dogs "see the world." Researchers have learned more about how dogs think and reason in the last ten years than in the past century, and it is an exciting field of research as dogs traditionally have been seen as cute, fun, affectionate and loyal, but perhaps not always as very bright. Researchers have now found that dogs are in fact very smart in many ways, developed from thousands of years of interaction with people. They have developed unique capabilities and strategies that in many cases exceed those of for example dolphins and chimpanzees, which traditionally have been seen as among the smartest animals. Dr. Hare will also introduce a new service - Dognition - that promises to help YOU understand YOUR dog's unique genius.

Presenter Information

Dr. Brian Hare ( is associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the only research institution in the US exclusively focused on how dogs think and reason.  Dr. Hare is also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of, a new groundbreaking service that aims to help dog owners develop a deeper understanding of and enrich their relationship with their dogs.  His new book, "The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Thank you Think," is being published by Penguin on February 5.


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