Dog assessment tests memory, reasoning, communication

DURHAM, N.C. - To many pet owners, dogs are a part of the family. But sometimes, it's hard to know what they're thinking.

A North Carolina company believes they can help you crack the code through what they call "dognition."

The assessment tests things like memory, reasoning and communication.

When you're finished, you can find out what category of genius your dog falls into.

Brian Hare, Dognition co-founder and a researcher at Duke says the test can determine if a dog is really empathetic or has an amazing memory.

"We assume your dog is a's what makes them a genius," Hare said.

The report also tells you how your dog compares to other dogs.

You can also do the tests yourself on their website.

It will ask you to complete a profile about your dog and then you can complete the tests yourself.

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