Angling for a treat? Hilarious video shows a woman's clever guide dog sneakily leading her into a pet store without her knowing
A guide dog has become an online sensation after repeatedly leading his owner into a pet store in order to score himself some treats.
Delaware Valley University student Danielle Sykora, 20, returns to New Jersey every weekend with her guide dog Thai. Sometimes, these trips home include an excursion or two to the local mall, where Danielle’s father began noticing a funny thing that kept happening every time they walked by a certain store.
Last weekend, Danielle’s older sister Michele, 22, came along on such a trip, and as the group approached a store called ‘Cool Dog Gear,’ the girls’ father told Michele to take notice.
Sweet pup: Delaware Valley University student Danielle Sykora, 20, and her guide dog Thai were snapped during a recent trip to the mall in New Jersey, where Thai led her into a pet store
‘The next time we went to that mall, I was with them and my dad secretly said to me, “Last time we were here Thai brought himself into the pet store; let’s see if he does it again,”‘ Michele told BuzzFeed.
As Danielle and her dog approached the store, Thai began to turn his owner, unprompted, straight into the entrance of the pet shop.
Luckily, Michele caught the funny moment on camera, accented with her own giggle as she watched her sister be led right into the store.
Michele shared the video on Twitter, writing: ‘My sister’s guide dog always sneakily walks her into this store without her knowing. I love dogs, man.’
Moving in: The video was filmed by Danielle’s sister Michele, who giggles as she watches Thai lead the unsuspecting Danielle into the store called Cool Dog Gear
Getting attention: Michele shared the video on Twitter, where it has been shared more than 130,000 times
New fans: People fell in love with the sneaky pup’s plan to get himself some presents
One person who wasn’t surprised by the pup’s mischeviousness is Danielle, who revealed to BuzzFeed that this is was far from the first time her guide dog has led her somewhat astray for his own reasons.
‘Sometimes he shows me places that he just likes,’ Danielle said. ‘He’ll show me Starbucks, because he knows I like to go to Starbucks, and he’ll show me the pet store, because treats are fun.’
The video of Thai’s little adventure quickly went viral, with Michele’s video being shared on the site more than 130,000 times – and followers couldn’t get enough
Feeling the pain: The story inspired others to share their own stories about their mischevious guide dogs
‘I can’t believe this real store called “COOL DOG GEAR” in comic sans exists out there somewhere,’ joked one user, while another called the video ‘the cutest s*** I’ve ever seen.’
The video also inspired other dog owners to share their own tales of guide dogs going rogue.
‘Haha classic guide dog behavior!’ wrote one user. ‘Lyric always tries to walk me to the park.’
One wrote that his dog ‘tries to do this with the pet aisle in the supermarket’ while another added that her service pooch ‘fakes alerts so he can get treats.’
Source: Daily Mail