Find Out If Your Dog’s A Genius, Courtesy Of Dognition And Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild will air a three-part TV series called "Is Your Dog A Genius?" during Barkfest, the channel's weekend-long tribute to all things canine.

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Find out if your dog's a genius during Nat Geo Wild's BarkFest. Photo courtesy of Nat Geo Wild
Find out if your dog's a genius during Nat Geo Wild's BarkFest. Photo courtesy of Nat Geo Wild
Cari Jorgensen

Test your dog’s intelligence by watching “Is Your Dog A Genius?” this weekend on Nat Geo Wild.

The three-part TV series is part of Nat Geo Wild’s BarkFest, a weekend packed full of all-dog programming. Each episode— “Talk Doggy to Me,” “Doggy See, Doggy Do” and “Who’s Your Doggy?” — will feature interactive games designed by dog research company Dognition.

These at-home games will help you discover your dog’s true potential (perhaps he was destined to be a service dog or a ball boy at tennis matches) through the use of Dr. Brian Hare’s groundbreaking research. Hare, a scientist at Duke University and co-founder of Dognition, uses these games to help dog owners understand their pets better. The games deal with empathy, communication, memory, cunning and reasoning.

Want to see what these games are all about? Play one now.

Nat Geo Wild’s inaugural BarkFest weekend begins Friday, May 15, 2015. Check out the schedule below as well clips from some of the shows:

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015 and Sunday, May 17, 2015
Show: World’s Greatest Dogs
Air Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Extraordinary dogs show off the talents that gave them world titles.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Show: Cesar 911 Nani Nightmare
Air Time: 9 p.m.
Description: Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan helps out a husband and father.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Show: Doggy See, Doggy Do
Air Time: 10 p.m.
Description: Interact with this episode by trying the Dognition games featured here.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Show: The Incredible Dr. Pol: Deja Moo!: Dog-a-pol-ooza
Air Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Watch veterinarian Dr. Pol work with dogs.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Show: Unlikely Animal Friends: Barktacular!
Air Time: 9 p.m.
Description: Dogs and other animals make the best unlikely friendships.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Show: Who’s Your Doggy?
Air Time: 10 p.m.
Description: Improve your relationship with your dog by playing the Dognition games featured in this episode.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Show: Super Underdogs
Air Time: 9 p.m.
Description: Learn the stories of some of the world’s strangest-looking dogs.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Show: Talk Doggy to Me
Air Time: 10 p.m.
Description: Dr. Hare returns a third time to teach dog owners how to discover what their dogs really feel by using one of the Dognition games.

Interactive dog games and dog-filled television? What more could you ask for from BarkFest? How about a chance to have your dog’s photo featured on Nat Geo Wild? Check out the BarkFest website for details.

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