The World’s Smartest Dog

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/i-met-worlds-smartest-dog

To teach Chaser the names of objects, rather than commands, Pilley first tried a technique called “match to sample.” It requires two of a certain object. Pilley would place, say, a frisbee and a piece of rope on the ground. Then he’d hold up another, similar frisbee, and say “Chaser: fetch frisbee.” Chaser would recognize the visual similarity between the two objects, and begin to make the connection between the word and the object.

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Image source and article: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/i-met-worlds-smartest-dog

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