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Britain's Cleverest Dog, Channel 5

Have you seen Britain's Cleverest Dog yet? If you live in Britain, you can stream it using My5 until December 30th, 2017.

Cooper and I are featured in the film, which is described by Channel 5 as a "documentary featuring pet owners who are convinced that their furry friend is

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0 Comments 06 March 2017

Hi everyone, Kirsty here! Cooper and I have both been through a lot in the past year. I recently re read some articles and interviews about Cooper and me, and I realised that some information is outdated. Also, I realised that my daily training habits with Cooper have gone through

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0 Comments 16 December 2016

Some people watch Cooper's videos and think, "Wow, he must be a genius!" Some of the articles about Cooper also suggest that he is a genius or that he was born naturally gifted. This is not true. Yes, he's quite smart, but his skills are the result of lots of

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0 Comments 19 September 2015

I keep Cooper's hair in a puppy cut so it doesn't require as much grooming as if he had a long coat. I brush him once a day and use Diamond Eyes on his face once a day. Throughout the day I also wipe away any eye gunk from his

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0 Comments 20 July 2015
How did you house train Cooper?

When I first got Cooper I was living at my parents' house, and their house is kind of like a maze; you have to go through several doors to get outside, and it's quite a long walk. I knew there was no way a tiny puppy would make it outside.

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0 Comments 20 July 2015

Overall, yes he was quite easy to train, but he's not always quick to learn. He learns some commands after a few tries. Others require a lot more repetition. Cooper has a very long attention span when there are treats involved, so even if we need to practice a command

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0 Comments 20 July 2015

Cooper is rewarded with a combination of food, love, and praise :) Cooper is very food-motivated so when he's first learning a trick he needs to be rewarded with food to keep his attention, but once he's learned a trick he is not always rewarded with food. However I do normally

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0 Comments 20 July 2015
How did you train Cooper to recognize color? Aren't dogs colorblind?

Dogs are "colorblind" but that word might not mean what you think it means. There are different kinds of colorblindness and with most kinds, you can still see some color. Dogs see the difference between yellow and blue clearly. That's why Cooper is only sorting yellow and blue at the

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0 Comments 20 July 2015
Why do you spend this much time training him? Why can't you let him just be a dog?

Have you heard of Munchkin the Teddy Bear (YouTube) (also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), the tiny little shih tzu girl who became famous for wearing a teddy bear costume? She wears that costume in almost every photo and video, and some people assume that she must wear it most or

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0 Comments 20 July 2015
Do you think Cooper is a genius?

You might have noticed that a lot of the article headlines about Cooper call him a "genius" or say things like, he's "smarter than most toddlers." However, you need to understand that these are just clickbait headlines designed to get you to click onto the article. As his owner, I

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0 Comments 20 July 2015