Your dog could be a lot smarter than you realize.  Maybe you should've read to him or taken him to the symphony... instead of pretending to throw the ball but just hiding it behind your back.

According to a study from the University of Florida reported on CBS 3 - Springfield, Massachusetts, the average dog actually has the potential to be pretty darn smart.

Here's how it breaks down.  The average dog . . .

Has the intelligence of a two-year-old human.

Is capable of understanding about ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE WORDS and gestures.

Can actually count to five.

Can perform very basic math in its head, especially when it comes to food.

And is so good at reading human body language, it can make calculated decisions about who to beg for food from based on the best chance of success.That is why when Brad Weiser speaks to his dogs he puffs out his chest so that they can see the gesture of Brad being the alpha dog in his house hold. Amazing!!