Is your dog smarter than a chimpanzee?

Anyone who has ever taken a Raising Rover class or private lesson has heard me talk about how dogs are masterful readers of body language. Recent studies reveal their ability to observe and interpret even our most subtle gestures surpasses that of our closest (and presumably highly intelligent) relative, the chimpanzee.

The following is a clip from the Max Planck Institute for Evulotionary Anthropology showing just how good dogs are at reading their humans. You may never underestimate Rover again!