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Old 12-02-2017, 12:35 PM
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Post Re: Science has determined which pet is smarter, cats or dogs

I want to say it's about goals.

Dogs have evolved to essentially serve humans (figuratively speaking).
There's even an article (paraphrasing loosely from memory) that had a test and the dogs were held back from doing better on that specific test because they kept looking for human validation of their status / progress.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...6098220300263X (I'm referencing the second test.)

Cats on the other hand have evolved to get humans to serve them.
Goal achieved. Time for a nap...
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