Undoubtedly, our doggos are smart. They can learn how to do things with proper training and a lot of treats. But as dog parents, we sometimes fail to notice how our doggos can cleverly manipulate us into letting them do or get what they want. Just the mere existence of “sad puppy eyes” should be enough to prove this point.
Usually, doggos become incredibly clever when it comes to food. If you are a dog parent, you know exactly what we mean. They make that irresistible sad face and whine if we don’t give them a piece of what we are eating. But they could also showcase their cleverness whenever they want to go outside or go swimming in the pool.
In the viral video below, this clever pooch has found a life hack that would give him a reason to jump into the pool repeatedly. This unnamed Golden Retriever was just chilling at the poolside with a toy in his mouth. His human already told him that he is no longer allowed to swim in the pool.
But just like all doggos out there, this fur baby was not about to take no for an answer. So he devised a clever plan to make it look like he’s just retrieving his toy and not swimming. He would lay down at the poolside and drop his toy into the water. The doggo would then watch it float away from him before taking any further actions.
As soon as the toy is far enough, this smart pupper would jump into the pool, swim towards the toy to retrieve it, and then get out of the water. His human noticed that their pup did this over and over again, so they decided to record this doggo’s masterful plan. The video showcasing this pup’s smarts now has over 1.2 million hits on Youtube.