Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare


How Smart are Dogs? Co-author of “The Genius of Dogs,” Brian Hare, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience answers HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, national radio show.

Hare says it’s odd that dogs were created from relatives of today’s wolves in the first places because of humans (even dating to Cro-Magnon man) longtime distrust and disdain of wolves. And Hare explains how evolution eventually transformed  those wolf relatives into today’s dogs and that in itself is true genius. Hare explains how dogs were created around 15,000 years ago.

And just how darn good dogs innately understand people.

Dogs have used humans for thousands of years to solve a whole host of problems  because of their association with people which other species can’t solve. As a result, as a species, dogs are thriving.