Dakota still acts like a puppy even though she is almost 12 years old. The senior dog enjoys meeting new people, taking naps, and is pretty much a happy-go-lucky pooch, but the one thing she loves more than anything is food.
Dakota’s human mom, Cheryl Feingold Dorchinsky, shared that Dakota may look like an innocent dog, but she is an evil genius whenever food is involved. Cheryl recalled that she recently got a new doggy door for Dakota and wanted to teach her how to use it.
Dakota was initially scared because she did not know what doggy doors were. However, Dakota’s fears immediately disappeared, and she transformed into a complete doggy door pro when Cheryl turned to treats to encourage her food-driven dog.
Dakota observed that she always gets a treat whenever she goes in and out for a potty. The naughty dog eventually figured out that she could use the dog door to her advantage by tricking her mom into giving her extra doggy snacks every time she does what she was taught.
Dakota started going outside through the doggy door and spending a couple of minutes sitting and getting a breath of fresh air. Dakota would come back afterward as if she is done with her potty break and ask for a treat.
However, Dakota failed to consider that the coast is clear because it turns out that her mom figured out what she was doing. Cheryl said that she initially believed that Dakota was doing her business but eventually wondered why Dakota came back inside so fast.
Cheryl started investigating and found out just what her dog was doing. Cheryl said that even though she has caught Dakota redhanded, she will still give her treats because she knows it makes her dog happy.
Source: Cheryl Feingold Dorchinsky at Pet Shaming via Facebook