Transcript for Find Out How Smart Your Dog Is With Dognition
And finally, there's news tonight confirming what we always suspected. Our dogs are geniuses. Maybe. Sort of. Abc's david kerley takes the new research for a walk. Reporter: We've seen amazing things from dogs. Find darwin. Reporter: Featured in a documentary, chaser knows the names of 1,000 toys. And on youtube, this dog playing poog or another pulling its own blanket. But how smart is your dog? Like most dog owners, I'll tell you my dog is special. I think she's really smart. Is she a rocket scientist? Now, there's a way to figure out the brain behind the bark. There's the food. Okay, it's over there. Oh, you didn't foul will my point. Reporter: After 17 years of testing, this professor has learned that some dogs are independent thinkers. Other, social problem solvers, relying on us. The question is, what is the strategy, what's the intelligence or the ways that your dog are solving the problems in its life. Reporter: Now on a new website, you can test your dog. I ran belle through the $40 online test, hiding treats, covering her eyes. Does she follow my directions or her nose? Now come. No, it's not there. It's over here. You trust me too much. Drum roll please. It turns out belle is a charmer. Belle, a charmer? Who's my good girl, huh? I couldn't agree more. David kerley, abc news, washington.
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