Learning Curve Compared To Age In Border Collie Breeds

School Name

Chapin High School

Zoology

Non-Mentored

Abstract

It was hypothesized that the older the dog, the more intelligent it would be. Six simple tests were for each individual dog: test 1 the dog needs to get a treat from under the soup can. In test 2 the dog would have a towel over the head and is timed to see how long it can get it off. Test 3: you stand about a meter away, count 3-5 seconds, then smile and see if the dog comes towards you. Test 4 you need to see how long it takes your dog to get a treat out from under a small hand towel. Test 5 you place a treat under a small table and see how long the dog takes to get the treat. The final test you stand about 2 meters away from your dog and say random words to try to call your toward you. Each test has a point value system that you give each time. After the final test add up all the points and the dog with most points has the highest IQ. After testing 5 different Border Collies our hypothesis was proven to be partially true and partially not true. It was proved that the hypothesis was incorrect, because the oldest dog had the least amount of intelligence because he had the least amount of training. Therefore, training was actually proven to be the most significant and effective variable in intelligence.

Kinard 119

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:45 AM

COinS

Apr 16th, 9:45 AM

Learning Curve Compared To Age In Border Collie Breeds

Kinard 119

It was hypothesized that the older the dog, the more intelligent it would be. Six simple tests were for each individual dog: test 1 the dog needs to get a treat from under the soup can. In test 2 the dog would have a towel over the head and is timed to see how long it can get it off. Test 3: you stand about a meter away, count 3-5 seconds, then smile and see if the dog comes towards you. Test 4 you need to see how long it takes your dog to get a treat out from under a small hand towel. Test 5 you place a treat under a small table and see how long the dog takes to get the treat. The final test you stand about 2 meters away from your dog and say random words to try to call your toward you. Each test has a point value system that you give each time. After the final test add up all the points and the dog with most points has the highest IQ. After testing 5 different Border Collies our hypothesis was proven to be partially true and partially not true. It was proved that the hypothesis was incorrect, because the oldest dog had the least amount of intelligence because he had the least amount of training. Therefore, training was actually proven to be the most significant and effective variable in intelligence.