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Dogs are smarter than cats.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bigdog5994, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Holycannoli

    Holycannoli Deity

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    How many dogs have been trained to use the toilet?
     
  2. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    They can be trained to do that, whereas cats cannot, therefore dogs are smarter than cats. :smug:
     
  3. Vordeo

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    Dogs are also far less evil than cats.

    That doesn't really have anything to do with the report, but it bears as much mentioning as possible.
     
  4. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    I've seen a Pekinese try to attack a Rottweiler and lose an eye as a result.
     
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Link to video.
     
  6. bigdog5994

    bigdog5994 Lady Day

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    dogs can be trained to do it better :smug:
     
  7. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I'd like to see a dog climb a 20 foot pole better :mischief:
     
  8. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Ha. I had a cat who, when he was a kitten, used to climb a wooden support beam all the way to the ceiling with his forepaws by digging them in opposite sides. Then he'd schooch up the pole, dig in his hind legs, and repeat the process until he got to the top. Then he'd hurl himself off backwards, do a flip in the air, land on the ground, and do it all over again. He wasn't encouraged to do so in the least.

    I used to take him to Central Park on occasion so he could be outside. He'd sit on my shoulders and check everything out as I walked around. He once got thrown out of Sheep Meadow by a park ranger. No cats allowed...
     
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  10. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    My father used to vacuum his dog every Sunday.
     
  11. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    There's no point to having a cat. Get a snake or something instead, so at least when you tell your future girl friend, or friends, you sound somewhat cool, not some future crazy old cat lady.

    But on topic, I know some dogs that are very bright and others that have nothing on cat intelligence.
     
  12. ParkCungHee

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    Yes. Just think of all the things you can teach a cat compared to a dog. I mean, a Dog can learn to herd sheep, hunt animals, haul sleds, lead the blind, detect seizures and so on but a cat...
     
  13. bhsup

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    Dude, you have GOT to watch this video, particularly from 36 to 48 seconds!

    Link to video.

    Now, that seen, I still stand by my previous post in this thread, and back it up with this...
     
  14. Formaldehyde

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    I'm not believing that skateboarding dog...

    Here's another one who isn't too bad:


    Link to video.

    Friends of mine tried to teach their cat to use the toilet. He started using their waterbed instead.
     
  15. bhsup

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    Now that is freaking amazing. That's...well that's use of tools, right?

    (I meant the dog on the skateboard...)
     
  16. SS-18 ICBM

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    And that is why I am not so impressed by cats and are far less likely to tolerate their shenanigans.
     
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    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    Perfection is right.
     
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    That's why the internet is so obsessed with cats!

    It all makes sense now! :mischief:
     
  20. SS-18 ICBM

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    It's really hard to be impressed by traits hard-coded into genes. A human humming a tune is definitely more impressive than even the most melodic tunes of a songbird. It takes far more to create de novo neural connections than just merely expressing mRNA transcripts.
     

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