You may test your Beagle to see how he or she compares with other dogs who have been studied for intelligence.
1. Towel Trap.
Throw a bath towel over your Beagle’s head. The average dog will be able to get out from under the towel in 15 seconds. How fast was your Beagle?
2. Magic Trick.
With your Beagle watching, put 3 paper cups upside down on a level floor, such as your kitchen floor. The cups should be about 2 foot steps away from each other. Again, with your Beagle watching you, place a dog treat inside one of the cups.
Now, bring your Beagle into anther room and then return to the kitchen. Encourage him to get the treat. Did your Beagle run straight to the correct cup? If so, your Beagle ranks high on this intelligence test.
3. Opposite Thinking.
This test can be done if you have an outside, fenced in yard with a gate. Bring your Beagle outside. Allow your Beagle to see you throw a yummy treat over the fence. Can your Beagle figure out to exit the gate to run around to the other side of the fence to retrieve the treat? If so, your Beagle is using logic.
4. Familiar Yet Unfamiliar.
Does your Beagle have a favorite chair he sits in? Or a dog bed that he lays on while you watch TV? If so, you can do this test. With your Beagle out of the room, rearrange the furniture. Once done, have your dog come into the room. If your Beagle finds their favorite spot in less than 1 minute, they are smarter in this aspect than an average dog.
5. Paws VS Nose.
With your Beagle watching, place a dog treat in an area that only your Beagle’s paw will fit and not their nose and/or head. Can your Beagle use his or her paw to get the treat? They score high. Done in under a minute by using only a paw is a very high score!