The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think
Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods
Genius means that someone can be gifted with one type of cognition while being average or below average in another.
There are many definitions of intelligence competing for attention in popular culture. But the definition that has guided my research and that applies throughout the book is a very simple one. The genius of dogs — of all animals, for that matter, including humans — has two criteria:
A mental skill that is strong compared with others, either within your own species or in closely related species.