And then the Golden Retriever is like
November 20, 2014 8:13 AM   Subscribe

 
I like when he gets into this crazed mode where he sees the toy, seizes the toy, and then drops it because he needs to get all the treats in his mouth at once. I celebrate this dog.
posted by angrycat at 8:19 AM on November 20, 2014 [42 favorites]


I was just about to post this too, but you made one first. THe clip is from a Finnish TV show called Koiramestari ("Dog Master"). The word they repeat a lot is tule, which means "come!"

Also, I'd like to suggest the yaketysax tag.
posted by tykky at 8:22 AM on November 20, 2014 [10 favorites]


What, so the object of the game isn't to eat all the sausages as quickly as possible?
posted by Flashman at 8:33 AM on November 20, 2014 [14 favorites]


My cats, I would like to point out, would completely ignore all the food and toys.

Because either they would have run away before I even got into the arena or they would have disappeared the second I put them down, but still.
posted by jeather at 8:36 AM on November 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


This dog is the very essence of dogness. He might not score points for obedience, but he is winning The Game of Dog.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:38 AM on November 20, 2014 [102 favorites]


Maybe it's the way it was edited, but I kinda got the idea that this dog was presented as the example of 'what not to do' rather than one of the competitors.
posted by OHenryPacey at 8:39 AM on November 20, 2014


Yeah, while the humans are like "So, this is an utter failure...",
for the dog, this is a story that he is going to be telling his smiling grandchildren.
posted by blueberry at 8:48 AM on November 20, 2014 [37 favorites]


The Master of Dog Master
posted by hat_eater at 8:49 AM on November 20, 2014


"What'd you guys win? A ribbon? That's nice." [continues munching plate of sausages].
posted by Fnarf at 8:50 AM on November 20, 2014 [90 favorites]


Which dog has a belly full of treats right now? Those other four legged Tracy Flicks don't understand how to win.

I'm probably just saying that because that's how my golden/great pyr mix would handle this.
posted by cmfletcher at 8:50 AM on November 20, 2014 [9 favorites]


Good thing there wasn't a SQUIRREL!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:53 AM on November 20, 2014 [5 favorites]


Oh, God yes! The dreaded squirrel menace!
posted by blucevalo at 8:56 AM on November 20, 2014


"Yes yes I understand you want me to run. But this is a PLATE FULL OF SAUSAGES!"
posted by cirhosis at 8:57 AM on November 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


There's some awesome trolling in the comments. Pure gold.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:59 AM on November 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


The spirit of Benny Hill lives on... and on... and on...

Please. For the love of God. No more Yakety Sax.
posted by crazylegs at 9:05 AM on November 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'M GETTING SO MANY HOTDOGS, I MUST BE GOOD DOG!
posted by drlith at 9:06 AM on November 20, 2014 [17 favorites]


This dog is the smartest dog. This dog has realized that if you totally bomb at agility games, they don’t make you do agility games anymore. This dog’s name is Odysseus the Cunning.
posted by savetheclocktower at 9:06 AM on November 20, 2014 [15 favorites]


I love the short attention span. We have a lit Chi-pin puppy - ~9 months old now and she loves to chase her ball. She's super enthusiastic about the whole effort.

However, to get her to come back and drop the ball - I have to call her and then show her another ball in my hand - she comes running, spies the second ball and her eyes go wide in excitement and she drops the first ball.

I was so excited when I figured out this trick and then I realised - I don't know who's actually trained.
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:09 AM on November 20, 2014 [13 favorites]


This dog and my chocolate lab are kindred spirits, I think.
posted by torisaur at 9:26 AM on November 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


That dog understands the tyranny of choice.
posted by sleepy psychonaut at 9:28 AM on November 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


Even when the trainer... possibly a misnomer. Even when the owner comes to get the dog, it's still like, "Fuck if I'm just LEAVING all this stuff here. I can ftill get a foo more biteff in my mouff..."
posted by Sing Or Swim at 9:38 AM on November 20, 2014 [9 favorites]


First off, the dog wins because he shot the moon. No one else saw that coming.

Secondly, I love how he still gets tons of pets at the end. Like, what's the motivation for not snarfing up all the treats?! Either way, pets. This is a smart dog. He's going places. Mainly, places that have sausages.
posted by funkiwan at 9:41 AM on November 20, 2014 [20 favorites]


I like how she is so excited she can't decide what toy to play with first so she picks up the stuffed one and then leaves the course because she's overstimulated and then comes back and starts eating and then they can't get her to leave and then she stands at the end wagging her tail like "I did a great job. Reflect on my quiet dignity."
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:42 AM on November 20, 2014 [10 favorites]


I love the look of utter triumph on the doggy's face at the end of the race - "It was hard work, but I did IT!! I am a GOOD doggy".
posted by helmutdog at 9:50 AM on November 20, 2014 [6 favorites]


As a friend on Facebook pointed out, there could be no reward treat at the end that would equal the abundance of food and toys this dog had access to.

Are we sure this isn't the smartest dog of the bunch? I'm pretty sure this dog figured out the puzzle and won.
posted by darksong at 9:55 AM on November 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


I hope the other dogs weren't watching this one after they made it though the course, because if they were you know they'd be thinking, "DAMMIT!!! I could have had all of those sausages! What was I even thinking!?"
posted by surazal at 10:03 AM on November 20, 2014 [4 favorites]


I grew up with a golden retriever. The only difference between my dog and the one in this video is that mine would have been solely focused on the tennis balls (he lived up to the second part of the breed name).
posted by The Gooch at 10:28 AM on November 20, 2014


This video captures almost everything I love about my Golden Retriever. The only things missing was an interaction with young children. I hope the young lady rewarded that beautiful dog with all of the belly rubs in the world.
posted by Silvertree at 10:34 AM on November 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


This describes my work environment, where the first two dogs are our facilities and IT teams, and the third is the general employee population.
posted by Chuffy at 11:15 AM on November 20, 2014 [12 favorites]


Oh, dogses.

Mine would have been the same way, with the added entertainment of the Pit Bull eviscerating the stuffie.
posted by MissySedai at 11:17 AM on November 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


I like the unironic clapping of the judge people at the end. They are recognizing this dog's outside-the-box thinking.
posted by Mizu at 11:32 AM on November 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


That's not a dog. That's a cat. Everybody knows it, they're just not admitting it.
posted by symbioid at 12:02 PM on November 20, 2014


That was a lot of sausage.
posted by mazola at 12:19 PM on November 20, 2014


I'm probably just saying that because that's how my golden/great pyr mix would handle this.

This is exactly the kind of thread that people use to post pictures of their own dogs and I'm disappointed that you have not done so.

Going forward, if you'd like to make a comment about your own dog that relates to the video, pics or I won't believe that your dogs exists. Here's mine.
posted by VTX at 1:59 PM on November 20, 2014 [6 favorites]


I think it's pretty clear who won.
posted by sidereal at 2:56 PM on November 20, 2014


Here's my little nutcase. He would never be deterred from eating the plate of sausages. Also, he is like the Incredible Hulk.
posted by torisaur at 4:54 PM on November 20, 2014 [5 favorites]


I hardly ever watch cute videos, but this made me smile and then I gave the dogs scritches. They were all like we were sleepin, didn't you want to give us treats?
posted by theora55 at 5:37 PM on November 20, 2014


Growing up, my family had a very lovable but kind of doofus-ish Labrador Retriever, whom my dad would take duck hunting with him. One time he shot a duck and sent her out into the pond to retrieve it. She came back with one of his decoys. As my dad said, you couldn't really be mad at her.
posted by dhens at 5:29 PM on November 21, 2014 [8 favorites]


Tears of laughter and joy!
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:32 PM on November 23, 2014


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