The old adage “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks” may have been based on real life. Even teaching a new dog can be very hard sometimes. But this father and daughter tried some unorthodox methods to teach their dogs some tricks. The little girl dressed up in a dog costume and pretended to be a dog alongside their pet to “learn” the tricks. She went down on all fours and even pretended to do some of the tricks that they were teaching their dog.
Adam Swain wanted to train his Alaskan Malamute a few tricks so he had his daughter dress up in a brown dog costume to help with the training. Swain’s daughter sat beside their dog and pretended to learn tricks alongside their pet. In the video of Swain you can see both the dog and the daughter respond to orders such as sit, lie down, and play dead. Hilariously, both the dog and the young girl were given treats when they obeyed the commands of Swain. The video was posted on social media and has since gone viral.
It’s not clear whether the dog suit technique worked, but in the video, the malamute seemed to be obeying the commands of Swain. Alaskan Malamutes are a large breed of dogs similar to the Siberian husky. Malamutes are also very social hard working dogs which is why they are often used for sled dog breeds. Despite this, Alaskan Malamutes also make great house pets as they are comfortable around people and kids.