Dogs are incredibly smart, probably more so than most other pets. Ask any dog owner and they’ll most likely tell you how their dog’s personality and loyalty play into their lives every day.
And if you’ve ever doubted the intelligence and resourcefulness of dogs, you only need to take a look at Moscow to see what they’re capable of.
Moscow has upwards of 35,000 stray dogs that roam the streets and live among the residents. In Moscow, there are all sorts of stray dogs, but… there are no stupid dogs,” Dr. Andrey Poyarkov said.
But it’s what these dogs have learned to do that’s truly remarkable. And it is baffling animal researchers.
Most commuters won’t bat an eye at seeing a dog scurry off into the shadows of the subway.
But in Moscow, the dogs have left the shadows behind and joined the commuters on the trains for their own daily commute.
There are roughly two-dozen “metro dogs” that navigate the Moscow subway system. In fact, in Moscow, it’s not all that uncommon to share a seat with a dog. They’ve become such a normal part of people’s daily commute, nobody even bats an eye when they see a dog taking a nap on the train.
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