An obedient golden retriever filmed enjoying a ‘special candy’ has been watched by millions online.
The clip has been liked by more than 583,000 people on TikTok after it was posted by dog owner Olivia Huffman, who uses the handle @wranglerthedoggo, on November 14.
More than 3.6 million people watched the popular clip, captioned: “He’s also nice and polite about it.” In the clip, Wrangler the dog can be seen eating food from a container while Olivia counts.
The good dog has been praised by hundreds of people who are impressed with his obedience as he stops on the count of five.
Olivia added the following text to the video: “I once saw a video of a girl letting her dog eat from the container as a special treat when she filled a new bag. We have since done this and now it’s his tradition.”
Golden Retrievers are great family dogs that almost always need a job to do, according to the American Kennel Club.
They also make excellent working dogs as they are often used as guide dogs and even support dogs. Wrangler is a pet but can be seen in the viral clip showing great obedience skills.
Goldens are easy to train but get bored easily because they need plenty of mental stimulation to avoid fending for themselves or getting frustrated, according to puppy expert Petrina Firth.
Firth wrote a blog post for puppy training app ZigZag, he said, “Their love for food is endless”, making the treats a great training tool that can start from seven weeks old.
Firth reassures golden owners, “To make your smile even bigger, you’ll be happy to know that golden retriever puppies are very intelligent, so training probably won’t be as bad as you think.”
It looks like Wrangler is one of a kind, as many other dog owners took the time to comment on the video to claim that their dog would do the opposite.
The most popular comment received 35,100 likes, it read: “So sweet. My dog would tear down half of it if he had the chance.”
“Honey, I own a lab…it would all be gone in 30 seconds,” another said.
Another said: ‘This proves there are two types of golden retrievers.
It looks like Olivia isn’t the only person doing this, another TikToker commented to say she does the same thing but calls it a “10 second buffet”.
Other users think Wrangler deserves more time to eat because it behaves so well.
“I think for his politeness and kindness he deserves 10 seconds,” one person suggested.
Newsweek has reached out to @wranglerthedoggo for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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