I decided Rudy the Labradoodle’s IQ needed to be tested. I already know he’s smart. Sound Labradoodles would not be using him as their stud if he didn’t have that going for him, but after reading about another dog failing his test, I wanted to know how smart.
Enter “The Animal Attraction” Dog IQ Test, a six part challenge to prove what we already knew…that Rudy is part human.
Test one you hide treat under a can and see if your dog is smart enough to knock the can over and get the treat.
Test two you throw a towel over your dog and see how long it takes him to get out…or if he even tries.
Test three you smile big at your dog and see if he recognizes you’re smiling and comes to you without being called.
Test four you hide a treat under a towel and see if your dog is smart enough to move the towel and get the treat.
Test five you place a treat under a low table and see if your dog uses his paws to get the treat out when he realizes he can’t reach it with his mouth.
And finally, test six is when you call your dog by another name…like “refrigerator”…if he comes to you he’s an IDIOT….it doesn’t say what to think when after you yell “refrigerator”, your three year old comes sprinting down the hallway…errrr.
For every test Rudy received a certain number of points based on how fast he completed the mission. While tallying his score I realized it wasn’t really fair to dock him for not coming to me when I was smiling. He was really comfortable in his spot…and the face I was making was not super attractive. So I’m giving him the full five points for that one.
Which pretty much puts Rudy at genius level.