When you own a dog, you not only have a best buddy by default but also someone to teach cool tricks to. Even while all dogs are bright and teachable, certain puppies have a slight advantage when it comes to learning new skills. And that is something that can be entertaining, particularly if your pet is attempting to beat you in a game of cunning.
Loki, a Shiba Inu, showed that he liked to make guesses. The rules were straightforward: Loki had to determine which hand was holding the treat after the owner placed it in one of his hands behind his back. Up until Loki recognized a strange pattern in the game—his owner kept beating him—the game was fantastic.
The cunning Loki decided to change the course of events because he was upset with these results. The dog came up with a scheme to get around it! Unfortunately for him, Loki’s owner was able to avoid him at all times.
Loki’s owner would demonstrate the reward in his right palm to the dog during the game. Loki would be aware of its presence. Loki would reach for his right hand, though, because there was where he recalled the treat when he offered him his closed fists. Sadly, the goodie would always suddenly disappear, leaving it empty.
The dog would attempt again, perplexed. But the result would remain the same. He then decided to choose both fists rather than one or the other out of frustration at not having a treat and confusion over how the owner was being so clever.
Check out the clip below to see if his strategy worked: