This Dog Has Learned How To Buy Himself Treats From A Local Shop

Just when you think there's nothing dogs could conceivably do to make you love them any more than you already do, they go and learn how to buy cookies from the shop using leaves as currency.

The adorable trick is the handiwork of a pooch in Colombia who loves treats and decided to formulate his own unique means of acquiring them.

Credit: Diversified Technical Education Institute De Monterrey
Credit: Diversified Technical Education Institute De Monterrey

The local pup hangs out at the Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare in Colombia, where the faculty took him in and provided him with food, water, and a safe place. In return, he's pretty much a mascot for the school.

However, this dog wanted more from life, and having observed kids at a local shop handing over money and receiving cookies in exchange, he decided to give it a shot for himself.

"One day, spontaneously, he appeared with a leaf in his mouth, wagging his tail and letting it be known that he wanted a cookie," said teacher Angela Garcia Bernal.

And it worked a 'treat'. The hungry doggo was presented with the cookie he'd been craving, learning quickly that he could use leaves to buy himself food.

Credit: Diversified Technical Education Institute De Monterrey
Credit: Diversified Technical Education Institute De Monterrey

Turns out, leaves are in pretty high supply, which predictably meant that the resourceful dog has been going shopping at the same spot now for several years.

Don't worry, though, the shopkeepers make sure the cookies they sell him are safe for dogs and never overfeed him.

It doesn't get much cuter than that, does it?

Well, actually, it does. Because not only are dogs now capable of purchasing goods all on their own, they're also able to peddle them pretty effectively, too.

A shiba inu in Japan became an overnight internet celebrity after a video of him opening the service window at his owner's tiny cigarette shop in Tokyo went viral.

With millions of video views, Shiba the dog uses his nose and paw to open a sliding glass window and greet customers, much to their excitement.

His antics have become such a sensation that people now travel from far and wide just to go and visit Shiba at work.

Credit: YouTube
Credit: YouTube

British tourist Carrie Furlong told Reuters: "I've always wanted to come to Japan.

"I would've sat on that plane for 20 hours if I had to, I would have come here just to see the culture and everything, but I wanted to see him specifically as well while we were here."

Featured Image Credit: Diversified Technical Education Institute De Monterrey

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