In South Carolina, USA, died dog breed the border collie named Chaser (Chaser). She knew more than a thousand words, for which she was called the smartest dog in the world. About it reports “Interfax”.
The host, the Chaser, a former psychiatrist John Pilli, has developed a unique method of training. He bought the collie in 2004 and for three years coached her for four or five hours daily. Pilli showed the dog different things, pronounce their names about 40 times, then hiding and were asked to find.
The man used to teach 800 stuffed toys, 116 balls, 26 Frisbees, and various plastic items. As a result, Chaser has learned to understand 1022 words.
The daughter of Siena, who helped him to train the dog, calls the experiment of the father “uncharted territory in the study of cognitive functions of animals.” According to her, the Chaser could distinguish between proper nouns and common nouns.
The dog died at 15 years of age from natural causes. She was buried in the backyard. The host, the Chaser had died the year before, he was 89 years old.
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