He also uses his paws like hands way more than any other dog I know
July 9, 2013 1:08 PM Subscribe
My dog (pic
) uses a strategically placed mirror to see my face when I'm in bed and check if I'm really asleep or not. He recognizes that the reflection is me and reacts accordingly. Is this genius level behavior with regard to the mirror test
? Why or why not?
posted by 2bucksplus to Pets & Animals (17 answers total)
I don't really thing he's a genius, but I am looking for an explanation of why most people say dogs fail the mirror test despite what I've observed my dog doing.
His reactions are as follows: if I'm asleep he'll either cry to wake me up or got back to his bed. If I'm awake he'll beg (without making a sound) to come into bed. Begging for him is sitting (based on his training) or jumping (when he is being bad).