According to statistics, there are nearly 90 million dogs in America, which is more than double the entire population of humans in Canada. That's a lot of pups.
And no doubt, if you've met more than, say, four of those dogs, you know that every pup has a unique personality, and some are more on the ball than others. After all, some dogs can be trained to aid law enforcement, sniff out cancer or find people who have been lost after disasters. Dogs can do amazing things.
Then there are the dogs who get lost trying to go from the kitchen to the living room. Sure, some of it is based on who trained the dog and how, but is that all of it? Like some people, some dogs just seem not to be good at thinking so well sometimes. That's not meant to be an insult — your dog is still probably really great even if it's not the brightest bulb on the tree. You just need to be honest. Not every dog is a Rover Einstein.
Where do you think your dog fits on the scale? Furry genius or butt-sniffing disappointment? If you want to find out, then tell us about that pup. We'll let you know if they make the grade. We promise not to be too ruff on them.