When a dog has its mind on going somewhere, it can often be tough to convince them otherwise. If your dog has a favorite park or they see their favorite playmate, they might just drag you over there whether you want to go or not!
Seeing eye dogs are highly trained to help blind people navigate to where they need to go, but apparently in some cases, they have their own motives.
A seeing-eye dog is being celebrated on Twitter for sneakily guiding his owner to a ‘dog gear’ store.
On April 19, 2018, Twitter user Michele Sykora posted a video of her sister Danielle’s guide dog leading her straight into a store at the mall called “Cool Dog Gear.”
“My sister’s guide dog always sneakily walks her into this store without her knowing,” she wrote as the caption. “I love dogs, man.”
Sykora, the girl’s sister, can be heard audibly laughing in the video.
My sisters guide dog always sneakily walks her into this store without her knowing 😂😍 I love dogs, man pic.twitter.com/UuE9wDN4md
— Michele Sykora (@michelesykora) April 20, 2018
The short clip quickly amassed more than 490,000 likes on Twitter and over 1,000 comments, many of which showed support for the sneaky pooch.
It seems Sykora wasn’t the only one to find it funny.
Mwahahaha. I LOVE that dog! He's so smart! Smart boy!!!
— DunKwek (@DunKwek) April 21, 2018
— frey frey (@freyachew) April 21, 2018
Cheeky 😂 pic.twitter.com/1mJSFACrM1
— 🐼🐼Emma IPanda🐼🐼 (@EmmaIPanda) April 22, 2018
Other people also made comments about their own service dogs.
Haha classic guide dog behaviour! Lyric always tries to walk me to the park
— PINKY FANG (@PINKYFANG) April 22, 2018
Jack my service dog is a person in a dog suit he loves shopping in the pet store n where the toys n treats are n he knows where to go pic.twitter.com/vqFG4GsP2t
— Morgan FeDora (@fedorawest) April 22, 2018
My service dog does silly things like this sometimes! He fakes alerts so he can get treats 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Zt1bZJeO1L
— J (@goddammitcas) April 22, 2018
Following the video’s release, some were concerned that Danielle’s dog pushed her around all the time.
However, Sykora cleared the air by posting a picture of Danielle and the dog with the caption:
“He is mad loyal to her otherwise.”
He is mad loyal to her otherwise pic.twitter.com/NCjQb0vmiH
— Michele Sykora (@michelesykora) April 21, 2018
Later, Danielle spoke to Scary Mommy, telling them she was surprised the video got so popular—since her dog “does silly things like that everyday.” She too wanted to clear up misconceptions.
“I want people to understand this is still him doing his job,” she said. “By definition guide dogs have to make decisions for themselves, so sometimes that results in dogs showing them something that they like. Its his way of saying, ‘Oh I like this let’s go look.’”
Since then, Danielle’s dog got an opportunity to get the cool gear he wanted! National Healthy CBD offered to send him free stuff from their Service Dog Headquarters.
He just needs some cool stuff! Your sister should message us, we'll have https://t.co/r2EEWwB1JE send her some cool stuff when they reopen!
— Natural Healthy CBD (@CbdHealthy) April 21, 2018
There’s no word yet on whether she took them up on that offer but suffice it to say, after all this attention, the golden retriever is probably one happy boy.