Listen&Learn: The Dog Who Knows 1,000 WordsJaksyn Peacock
- command: an order to do something
- border collie: a specific dog breed
- psychologist: a scientist who studies the mind
- distinct: separate; different
- identify: to recognize what something is
- insist: to claim something persistently
1. The person who trained Chaser was a
The person who trained Chaser was a psychologist.
2. The number of words that Chaser could understand was
The number of words that Chaser could understand was over 1,000.
3. The researchers who worked with Chaser insisted that
The researchers who worked with Chaser insisted that any dog could be trained to learn words like Chaser.
- Do you have a pet? If so, how do you train your pet to follow commands?
- Do you agree that all dogs are capable of learning language just like Chaser? Why or why not?
Most dogs are intelligent enough to understand some important commands from their owners. They may even know the names of a few different toys, or recognize when their owners are offering them treats. However, a border collie named Chaser is known as the world’s smartest dog. Throughout Chaser’s life, a psychologist named Dr. Pilley trained her every day to recognize the names of her toys. Eventually, she proved that she could understand the meanings of over 1,000 distinct words. She could even recognize if a word was unfamiliar, and use that information to identify toys she’d never seen before. Her ability to learn and understand language seemed unique, but researchers involved in Chaser’s training insisted that any dog could be taught the same thing. Chaser died in 2019 at 15 years old, but her life helped scientists learn more about how dogs think.
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There are many intelligent animals such as pigs, cats, dolphins. But I don’t know of any animal that recognizes so many words. It really is amazing.
Alexandra Merary says:
Es bueno saber k los animales puede hacer caso dependiendo como los entrenen
a dog is very loyal and kind, owners of a dog love their dog like loving their children.
wow, amazed dog.
I think what some dogs are more intelligets than other people.
Siomara de Cássia Miranda says:
Chaser’s history is deeplyinteresting! I loved it!
Thanks for sharing!
Trần Lâm Bảo says:
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mari carmen says:
Dogs are the most intelligent animal in the world.
they can be our most faithful company every day
Intelligent Dogs vs Man.
Sometimes Man leave from their duties.. But Dogs always do for their Owners.
Dogs are verry intelligent… I have cat 😻 she take long time to leurn… We need to call her name meny times to come… I think dogs are mores faster understanding than 😻…. I am not 100% sure but I think 🤔…. But both are lovely and very kind pet.
Dogs certainly have their place and one has to admire their loyalty to their owners, and the ones who help blind people and assist with searches and rescues certainly deserve credit.
But I am, and will always be, a cat person. Cats may not be as obedient as dogs but they are definitely more intelligent. And cleaner. And cuter.
Dogs are more intelligent than any human gives them credit for. We need them so much more than they need us. Dogs are angels sent to us to teach, love, protect, and foster the good in humans through the love they give us. Protect and love these beautiful and loving wingless angels.
the dog was very intelligent because he understood everything he said
wissam zghaib says:
thank you very interested
Thank you so much for such intresting information! 🙂
It is quite amusing that our tiniest friends are so intelligent and capable of understanding speech.
Wish you all the best,
VIVIAN AKINYOSOYE says:
Thank you. This is quite educative.
The King Of Love From IRAN says:
Thank you very much,
Christine PENNEC says:
wonderful. This story is true. Pets are intelligent and understand few words
Yes I have a pet it is a cat named Grisous. I don’t know if he is intelligent but he understands a few words. I love it. Sometimes he is very special and delicat.
Thanks for this worth learning