There was a great segment on "CBS This Morning" today about the Dog Cognition Center at Duke University. Who knew such a thing existed?! Well, it does. And Dr. Brian Hare has studied dog cognition there and determined that dogs are as good as small children at recognizing and understanding human gestures. Hare has co-authored a book about it and they've launched a website where you can learn more about dog smarts (CBS has posted one of their videos).
Here's the segment that aired this morning.