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Beth Daly with yellow lab named GrasshopperAnthrozoology professor Beth Daly with beloved companion Grasshopper, who died last month.

Prof weighs in on animal intelligence

How smart are companion animals? UWindsor anthrozoology professor Beth Daly joined the CBC Radio program Ontario Today to discuss people’s pet tricks Friday.

The call-in show, hosted by Giacomo Panico, provided a wide range of shaggy-dog stories, cat tales, and more, says Dr. Daly.

“Make no assumptions about the intelligence of any animal,” she told listeners across the province. “Most animals are smart.”

Appearing on the program made for a “really fun afternoon,” Daly said.

The episode, entitled “Think your pet is smart?” is available free on the CBC website.