Chaser, a Border collie called the ‘world’s smartest dog’, dies at 15

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For three years, Chaser’s owner trained her four to five hours a day: He showed her an object, said its name up to 40 times, then hid it and asked her to find it

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Many owners struggle to teach their dogs to sit, fetch or even bark on command, but John W. Pilley, a retired psychiatrist, taught his Border collie to understand more than 1,000 nouns, a feat that earned them both worldwide recognition.

For three years, Pilley trained her four to five hours a day: He showed her an object, said its name up to 40 times, then hid it and asked her to find it. He used 800 cloth animal toys, 116 balls, 26 Frisbees and an assortment of plastic items to ultimately teach Chaser 1,022 nouns. Bianchi, who helped her father train Chaser, said the dog had been undergoing acupuncture for arthritis but had no other known illnesses.

If Chaser had 30 balls, Bianchi said, she would be able to understand each one by its proper-noun name and also as a part of a group of objects. “She learned the theory of one to many and many to one, which is learning one object could have many names and many names can apply to one object or one person,” she said.

But “they do have a language among themselves, spoken and unspoken,” he added. “And it’s apparent that they can understand the human language probably in much the same way as we learn a foreign language.”

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Sin corteza cerebral, se comprende que no tengan inteligencia. Lo curioso es que personas con corteza cerebral tampoco tienen inteligencia


Los animales no tienen corteza cerebral por lo que no tienen inteligencia pero si tienen un centro de habilidades que les permite percibir y localizar objetos o imagenes

Se encontran en el puente del Arco iris , seguiran juntos su rumbo

Good boy

so Bill Clinton bought the farm?


My border collie died at age 17. Still miss his company.

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