Doggy Dan’s Dog Training Tips: Why Smart Dogs Need Smart Owners - The Online Dog Trainer

Doggy Dan’s Dog Training Tips: Why Smart Dogs Need Smart Owners

Out of all the animals in the world, dogs appear to be one of the smartest.

Think about it for a minute…

Your dog knows when you’re sad, angry or happy.

He knows when it’s mealtime without being able to read a clock.

He can sense danger when a stranger knocks at the door.

And if your dog is really clever, he can probably even open latches to let himself out of his crate or knows how to use those sad eyes to trick you into giving him a bite of your food.

Amazing, isn’t it?

On top of brain smarts, dogs are also more advanced than humans in other ways.

They have an amazing sense of smell that puts our human noses to shame. The same goes for hearing–they can hear things from up to a quarter a mile away…sometimes even further!

To top it all off, dogs have an incredible ability to pick up on energies. Like we mentioned before, they somehow know how we’re feeling or if a person has good intentions or bad intentions.

There’s no science right now to back up why dogs have the ability to do that, but I know from experience that dog’s have the brainpower to pick up on different energies and things we humans can’t.

In fact, I am so fascinated by this topic I decided to share with you a story that truly convinced me there is more to it than a dog reading just the body language of a person.

Can a dog tell if a person is a good person? Listen to this story.

How smart are dogs?


I also wrote an entire blog post on the topic just recently where I share another even more amazing story about my dear dog Peanut. You can check that one out here.

The bottom line is that dogs are super intelligent. But, just because a dog is super smart doesn’t mean that he is going to be perfect or be able to do everything you want him to do.

You see, dogs are not humans or robots. They are intelligent in their own way. And in order to see that intelligence shine through, you sometimes have to think like a dog. You need to see the world through a dog’s eyes where a $100 bill has no value and a dirty old bone is worth a million bucks!

I promise, the more you understand about your dog, the more you will love and respect him for his differences and his unique abilities.

I know I have.

In fact, I have such a fascination with how intelligent our canine counterparts are that I wrote an entire chapter about dog intelligence (and why smart dogs need smart owners) in my book What the Dogs Taught Me About Being a Parent.

I think it’s an important read for dog owners, so today I’m giving you access to an audio version of the chapter completely free!

Listen to the chapter now…

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Love what you heard and want more? No problem.

You can purchase the entire audio book here.

Or, if you would prefer to actually read the book, you can download a copy for your Kindle (or other electronic device) from Amazon here.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your stories about how smart your dog is.

Please share your stories in the comments below. I can’t wait to read about all of your dog’s adventures!

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Doggy Dan

Doggy Dan is the founder of The Online Dog Trainer, a wildly successful online training program for dog owners. His goal is to continue to share his unique approach to dog training with like-minded people who wish to make a difference in the world of dogs. His training methods focus on creating and building the connection between dogs and dog owners, and are shared and used around the world.

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