Gerret at Duke

Gerret's first (and last) day at college.

Hey! My dog got into Duke! At least for a day.

Yesterday Gerret went to the Duke Canine Cognition Center to participate in their research into dogs’ ability to solve problems. The plan was to present Gerret with simple problems to solve that would result in a treat rewards.

But Gerret came with his own research problem. He’s a dog that’s not very food motivated, but rather more affection motivated. So his goal was to try to turn the session on its head and manipulate the researchers into giving him what he really wanted.

He tells the whole story in “The Hazards of Duke” on his Gerret Swirled blog.

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