We real­ized there was noth­ing spe­cial about dogs when it came to their intel­lect. Dogs were just doing what any ani­mal would that had been raised around peo­ple and is com­plete­ly depen­dent on peo­ple for the ful­fill­ment of all of its needs. Dogs pay close atten­tion to every­thing peo­ple do that pro­duces an out­come that mat­ters to the dog. There’s no spe­cial intel­li­gence involved in doing that.