Why do dogs obey their human parents — so they can earn belly rubs and tasty treats. Let's face it, delicious treats are the way to a dog's heart.
One particular dog in Brazil figured a way to cut the middle man out. He's developed a routine that allows him to travel solo to a clinic/pet shop that gives him a bag of treats to carry back home. That's right, he does it solo! Have you ever heard of any dog so independent?
They grow to love and care for us whole-heartedly, but sometimes we wonder if they have ulterior motives.
However, that's not the only reason why they love us. They know that if they behave and treat us with loyalty, that they'll eventually receive those oh so tasty treats.
He may have come up with the most brilliant idea yet on how to cut out the middle man (his owner). With Pituco's ways, he no longer has to wait around on a human.
The smart dog resides in the little town of Paraí, Brazil.
As if him coming up with the idea wasn't impressive enough, it's the fact that he actually follows through with the routine that shocks us.
What's the point of being obedient when you can just go to the store and pick up the bags of treats yourself?
The clinic is called Agro Pet and is located less than half a mile away from Pituco's home. In addition to its medical services, the clinic provides a supply and pet food shop.
He picks up the bag from the store and then proceeds to carry it in his mouth all the way back home. He's been a regular there for over nine years now.
Although Pituco may think he's getting these treats for free, there's actually a catch.
Pituco's human family comes to pay off the tab every so often.
"His food is on the top shelf, so we have to hand it to him. He barks until we do.” Sounds like we've got a little feisty fella here.
Yes, he primarily makes these visits for the purpose of retrieving treats for himself, but his bag of treats isn't the only food he'll return home with.
They'll ask the shop for cat food and birdseed, all of which Pituco happily takes with him back home whenever it's handed to him instead of his daily treats.
**Watch the short video below to see the little pup carry his bag of treats from the pet shop to home.**