"Whoever said dogs are dumb doesn't know a bean about animal intelligence. When an owner throws their pet dog a stick, the Pavlovian hound has been conditioned to run after it, fetch it back and place it at its owner's feet and sits there drooling, awaiting their owner's smile and pat of approval before repeating the exercise upon cue. This type of dog is not the cleverest of its species and is more commonly found south of Haworth.
No, the clever dog realises that the owner probably needs the exercise more than they do and thereby curtails their owner's wishes. This dog runs to fetch the stick and after carrying it half way back to its owner's hands, drops it on the ground and provides a vacant look which says, 'Your turn now, Buster, to pick up the batton and run with it!'
Just in case you are wondering, the dog sitting by the sign post is the Pavlovian hound, whereas the one who wrote the sign, well he's the clever dog! Now then, who's taking who for a ride?" William Forde: September 29th, 2014.