They can also remember the commands given to them. Also, they have a very high degree of social consciousness that enables to them form emotional connections with humans. But they do not have the flexibility and creativity in solving problems that we humans possess. It is important to note that even though individual dogs can demonstrate impressive feats like understanding simple math or following complex instructions from their owners, it does not mean the species as a whole are more intelligent.
In addition to differences in cognitive complexity between species, another factor contributing to why dogs may not be considered “smarter” than people is because most dog breeds were selectively bred by humans over hundreds of years for specific traits such as loyalty or physical strength rather than intelligence or advanced problem-solving skills (like wolves). As a result, many modern dog breeds simply don’t possess the same type of intellectual capabilities seen among wild wolf populations.
Overall then, it would be inaccurate to suggest that all dogs are necessarily smarter than all people – though depending on the task at hand individual instances might exist where one particular canine outperforms its human counterpart (or vice versa!). Ultimately though it seems clear that humanity still possess superior levels of cognitive ability compared with even our closest animal companions – no matter how loyal they may be.