Will my dog's age make a difference?

The Dognition Assessment is designed to be available to any dog at any age. However, if your best friend is in his or her golden years, or is still a puppy,  there are a few considerations you may want to take into account when going through the games.

Older dogs in general will need to take it slow, so don't hesitate to take many breaks and spread the Assessment out over many sessions. Walking back and forth can be hard on tired legs, so the more breaks the easier it will be.

Although dogs, like people, change as they age, your puppy's underlying cognition will mostly remain constant  over time. To get the best assessment of your dog's way of thinking, we recommend playing the Dognition Assessment games with puppies that are 7 months or older.

Dognition Assessment games are great activities for bonding with your new dog. You'll learn about how your puppy sees the world, which can help you train him more efficiently. Taking many breaks will help your young dog stay focused on the game at hand, and give us the best analysis possible.

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Dognition Assessment General FAQ

  1. I bought the Assessment. How do I get started?
  2. Can I get started right away? Will you ship anything to me?
  3. Who can play the games with my dog?
  4. What do I need to play through the Dognition Assessment?
  5. What cups do I use?
  6. What treats do I use?
  7. How long should it take me to play all the games with my dog?
  8. I have two dogs. Can I play the games with them at the same time?
  9. Can I play alone? Do I need a partner?
  10. Does it matter what time of day we do the games?
  11. Does it matter if I play the games outside or inside?
  12. Do I have to do this at my own house?
  13. Can I practice the games before I do them with my dog?
  14. How do I record the results from each game?
  15. I submitted incorrect data. What should I do?
  16. What if a fire truck goes by outside and distracts my dog?
  17. What if my dog doesn't want to play the games?
  18. What happens if my dog won't come near the cups?
  19. What happens if I make a mistake while I am hiding the treat?
  20. What happens if my dog keeps looking to me for the treat?
  21. Can I use a leash for more control during the games?
  22. Why are there so many trials in the games?
  23. What if a game asks my dog to do something that runs counter to the training he/she has had?
  24. Can I retest my dog?
  25. Will my dog's age make a difference?
  26. I have an older dog, can he/she still play the games?
  27. What if my dog has a sensitive stomach or is on a diet?
  28. My dog has high anxiety. How should we proceed?
  29. Is there a time limit for completing the Dognition Assessment?
  30. My Dog's Cunning results seem inaccurate.
  31. My left or my dog's left?

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