Can Dogs Tell Time?

Can a dog understand breakfast and dinner?

Hypothesis And Materials

Hypothesis: If a dog is fed a specific food in the morning and evening, it will catch on and expect food at those times.


Materials:

1 dog

7 cans of dry dog food

7 cans of wet dog food

dog bowl

writing utensil

journal

Procedure

1. Place the dog bowl in one location and keep in there the whole week.

2. On Sunday morning at 8 AM, feed the dog one can of dry dog food. Repeat every morning for one week at the same time.

3. Feed the dog at 7 PM the same night. Repeat every night for one week.

4. Record how much food the dog eats each time, and take note of if he/she is beginning or showing signs of expecting the food (sitting near their bowl, coming near you..etc)

...can I have that bone now?

Results!

I SUPPORTED my hypothesis because at the end of the 7 days, the dog was waiting for food at the designated times. If I were to try this experiment again I would test the intelligence of different dog breeds.