Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brainy Black Jack?

I haven't researched this, but is there any evidence of tool use in dogs?  If not, could Black Jack be the first?  I think I may have a genius on my hands.  There is only one hole in her bed that she herself made (okay, accidentally).  She now uses that hole consistently to help her manage long bully sticks.  I tell you, a genius, no less.  Okay, perhaps a bit of a stretch:)  But, even border collie lovers might agree she's pretty cute.  Yes?


  1. Clever girl. I don't know about tool use in dogs, but you will enjoy this:

  2. I don't know about tool use either, but I will concur that you quite possibly have the smartest non-border-collie in the world. Or there's a little border collie in the genetic pool somewhere in Black Jack's past.
    (And I confess - neither of my border collie crosses are particularly bright. Devious, yes; bright, no).