So this "ethologist", whatever that is, says that dogs are much smarter than people previously realized. Well, DUH!
My mom and the other people in the Husky rescue are not surprised. After all, we're not just dogs, we're Siberian Huskies! We're not your average dog! We can open doors, fridges, Tupperware, prescription bottles, backpacks, Ziploc bags, the doors to our crates, gate latches, etc.
This study also mentions that dogs love to, and are very good at, imitating people. Well, how do they think I learned how to say "hello" and "I love you"? I heard my mommy do it! When I was a puppy, she was in the shower and her cell phone rang. I picked up the cell phone and put it down in front of the bathroom, and even pulled out the antenna for her. Mom couldn't believe it!
No world...we're not just pretty faces!