How would your dog do on the SATs? The question is a joke, but not the concept of testing dogs for problem-solving abilities.
Oregon State University's Human-Animal Interaction Lab put both pet dogs and trained search & rescue dogs to work solving puzzles (yes, they involve treats).
And the dogs displayed some differences in behavior based on whether humans were encouraging them, or not.
Lauren Brubaker, a doctoral student at the lab, led the research.
She is our guest.