Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Next Stop, Puppytown

Apparantly, dogs in Moscow have learned to ride subway trains in order to get from place to place.

“Why should they go by foot if they can move around by public transport?” he asks. “They orient themselves in a number of ways,” Neuronov adds. “They figure out where they are by smell, by recognising the name of the station from the recorded announcer’s voice and by time intervals. If, for example, you come every Monday and feed a dog, that dog will know when it’s Monday and the hour to expect you, based on their sense of time intervals from their ­biological clocks.”

Click through to read about the fun the dogs have while riding.

Combine this with the news about their olfactory vision, it's apparant that dogs have much more of an inner life than we give them credit for.

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