This link was emailed to me yesterday so I printed off the article and went home to test my dogs. You know I totally wouldn't miss this opportunity!! If nothing else, it's something fun and different to do with the dogs and I'm always looking for something neat to do with them.
Measure Your Dog's Smarts
While my Border Collie/Aussie did quite well, the results weren't as promising for my Flat-Coat ... yep, he's a Dunce. Surprise, surprise. I knew that starting out. (Don't ask what my old lady got because at 14 she's retired.)
There is a problem with this test and my Flat-Coat was doomed to failure. Some of the tasks are contrary to the training I've done with him, for example, come when handler smiles - if he's in a sit/stay, he won't budge out of it. I've taught him that. (Note that this doesn't change the fact that he's a Dunce - we love him, but we knew this starting out - it only means that he didn't do very well with the scoring)
I suggest you take it home and try it with your dogs at home! If nothing else, it will be good for a laugh and some fun times with your canine companions. Let me know how it goes!!