Dogs may be dubbed as smart and loyal companions, but they can sometimes get quite stubborn, too. Just take it from this fur mom from Illinois who always has trouble inviting her pooch back inside after playing in the garden. Thankfully, she recently found the perfect bribe to get him to do so, and it’s anything but ordinary!
When Stephanie Voss and her family adopted their dog Jesse when he was just a month old, they immediately realized just how goofy the pup was. He always liked playing around in the yard and sticking his nose in everything that his fur mom did.
He also enjoyed being in the spotlight and helping in whatever Stephanie and her partner were doing. As the pooch grew up, he remained to be the silly and funny dog the Voss family first met. In fact, during the quarantine, Jesse would always invite himself to Stephanie’s Zoom meetings, earning laughs from his fur mom’s students.
However, apart from being goofy, there was one other thing that the Voss family noticed about Jesse: his utter stubbornness. You see, every time the pup was let out in the garden, he preferred to stay there for as long as he wanted, ignoring all the calls of his fur mom to go inside.
Stephanie had already tried bribing him with various kinds of promises, yet the pooch wouldn’t even budge. But just recently, the fur mom discovered the perfect bait to lure Jesse inside. She simply had to ask the pup if he wanted to brush his teeth, and he would immediately come running back home.
Jesse, however, wasn’t keen on actually brushing his teeth. What he really was after was the treat he would receive afterward! You see, Stephanie would always give him a dental snack shaped like a toothbrush, and whenever she mentioned that it was time to brush, Jesse knew it was time for some treats, too.
It clearly wasn’t the most conventional way of luring a pooch back home, but it surely worked for Jesse. Watch Stephanie’s little trick in action here.
Silly boy! He really likes to "brush his teeth!"
Posted by Stephanie Shemwell Voss on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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