I am told there are all kinds of games and little tests you can try with your dog to test empathy and intelligence . I thought I`d start with an easy one!!
Sit in front of your dog with a watch / stop watch.
Yawn at him / her every 5 seconds for 30 seconds.
Watch carefully to see if your dog yawns back!!
Those that do are blessed with a lot of empathy!!
Nope!! - mine wasn`t the least bit impressed with me.
He looked at me as if I was completely bonkers and barked like a mad thing - which tells me what exactly ???