Simple games will help you determine what goes on inside your dog's mind

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Dognition Will Tell You How Smart Your Dog Is

We all think our precious pooches are smart -- but what if you could learn more about your dog's unique personality and what makes their minds tick?

Well, thanks to Dr. Brian Hare, now you can.

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Dr. Hare is the founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and creative mind behind Dognition. Dognition is an interactive website that allows you to play science-based games with your favorite furry friend.

As you play along, you receive expert analyses that help give you perspective on how your pet actually sees the world and solves problems -- so you can find out if your little Fido is more of a socialite or an Einstein.

"We all know that our dogs are smart, but the question is what is it about your dog that gives them their unique personality," explained Dr. Hare.

See an example of one of the Dognition games:

Most people believe that breed can tell you a lot about your dog's character, but the expert believes this isn't true at all.

"Many of the things that people feel religiously about a breed, when you actually measure them don't really hold up. The belief that breed communicates anything but what a dog looks like leads to the most misconceptions," he explained.

Now that Dognition has partnered with Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND, you have the chance to try out the games for free. You can get the full $19 Dognition Assessment test with the purchase of Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND dry dog food.

"It's not just your dog's body that needs to be nourished, it's their mind too," said Dr. Hare, who feeds his own 8-year-old dog the special formula to ensure the pup stays sharp.

Learn more about this incredible partnership:

One of Dr. Hare's biggest hopes is that his tests and games help match working dogs with the jobs that best suit them. In the past he's worked with Canine Companions for Independence and the Marine Corps to match pups to pivotal roles.

"A dog that's inhibited is going to be fantastic as a service dog, but it would make her a terrible dog at finding bombs," he said. "You get personality results that are as different as two species within the same breed."

So whether you have a working pooch, or just a cuddly lap dog -- Dr. Hare's games will allow you to spend some quality time with your favorite canine pal and learn more about him.

BY: BROOKE KAVIT

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