Over a year ago, Tawny was tested using canine assessment tests developed by Dognition. She went through a series of interactive games that we played with her that gave a perspective on how she sees the world.
The Dognition Assessment provides a window into a dog’s individual cognitive style—the thinking, learning, and problem-solving strategies that influence much of a dog’s behavior by assessing five core dimensions of a dog’s cognition: empathy, communication, cunning, memory, and reasoning.
When the results were published on Dognition’s Facebook page, Tawny was selected as an example. The above picture was accompanied by the following Dognition comments:
“Tawny is a Labrador Retriever-Golden Retriever mix. She played the Dognition games and profiled as a Charmer! Tawny’s report shows that she has an amazing working memory. This allows Tawny to keep information in mind for a few minutes so that she can mentally manipulate it to problem solve—out of sight is definitely not out of mind for Tawny.”
As a proud father, I look at my little girl and realize that I may not be able to charm anyone … but Tawny certainly can.