Rebecca Brown, brand content editor for Fashion and Beauty, gave the cognition test to her Golden Retriever, Fleetwood.
Regarding Fleetwood's empathy test, she said, "I thought this was really interesting. Dog eye contact is something people talk a lot about (some dogs look away when you look at them). I felt really connected to Fleet during the eye contact tests, so I was happy to read the results, which scaled high."
"The Cunning game gave us a result that was dead in the center. This portion was very frustrating for us as our dog does not wait when she hears treats. Each time we ran a test under the Cunning category, it felt like a failure. Fleet sprinted for the treat regardless of what the task was."
Rebecca didn't quite finish the full test with her dog, because unsurprisingly, "It's physically exhausting to hold the dog back while the other person has treats (it's like fighting a bear)." She also noted that the test is very long to complete, but she looks forward to the full evaluation once they finish it.