One of my favorite memories as a little girl was going on walks with my dad around our green, forested neighborhood to train our dogs off leash. Earnestly and eagerly, these puppies would walk with us side-by-side us, their necks craned to always keep an eye on my dad, and their little tails constantly wagging.
I was awestruck at the level of dedication, intelligence, and understanding they had within this dad-dog companionship, and it made me realize just how far we have come since the days of training wild wolves to be our protectors.
Now, we are experiencing another level in the intellectual evolution of these once-wild pups that you wouldn’t believe.
And (spoiler alert!), it isn’t just dogs!