Giggling Toddler Holds Treat In Her Tiny Fist, Tells Giant Dog What To Do Until He Listens
When it comes to teaching a child, nothing beats leading by example. This goes both ways. You show them how to behave at home, with pets, with strangers, on the street. But you also need to watch what you say and do in case to hit your pinky finger on a piece of furniture in the dark. Because kids’ brains are like sponges. They look up to their elders for guidance and hang on to their every word and deed.
Which is why we just have to mention this little cutie pie and her big, spotted friend. She noticed her parents trying to train their Great Dane some house rules and she wanted in on the action. What happens in the family kitchen is nothing short of amazing!
She can be no more than two years old, yet she still stands face-to-face with the big family dog. He is the true epitome of patience, despite being what looks like three times her size! Standing just inches away from the big dog, our little heroine holds a doggy treat in her hand and issues her command.
“Sit...sit sit!” she urges her big spotted buddy, tippy-toeing on her tiny feet, while the single blond curl on the top of her head bounces with equal excitement. She wields the doggy biscuit around, enticing the dog to comply, but he just stands there in confusion, as if he doesn’t understand baby language. One thing he does understand though - that treat is for him and there has to be a way for him to get to it.
Then mom steps in. “Tell him to sit down,” she tells her little trainer in training. The girl waves that treat around and gives a clear command one last time. Voila, it worked! The Great dane complies, takes a couple of steps back and sits down. Success!
Now, she needs to pass one more lessons, and that is not to throw the treat to the dog, but give it to him politely and pet him on the head too. The dog does not seem all that bothered, because he did have to wait for that biscuit for whole 60 seconds! That is a very long time for a big, hungry dog.
While on the subject of little girls and their big dogs, we just have to mention Sierra. There are two reasons why this has to happen and they are named Samson and Sebastian. The dynamic trio is never up to any good. That is, unless, Sierra has set her mind on training her big, brawny dogs in some manners.
While the Newfie outweighs her by 100 pounds, she stands her ground in their play sessions. It is amazing to watch the nonverbal communication between these two who clearly love and respect each other and are both looking to enjoy their time together. They naturally learn each other’s language. While they still have adorable interspecies fights, they always end up snuggling at the end of the day. Here we see how Sierra is teaching Samson to find items through play and obedience. Amazing for such a young child to have understanding and control of such a large and boisterous dog!