*We always knew German Shepherds were smart. That’s why police officers use them. But even we were surprised to see exactly how smart this particular dog is. And over the course of two days, 6 million others have discovered it too.
So what could a dog possibly do to get so many human tongues-a-waggin’ you may ask?
How’s this: He uses the bathroom like a human.
He’s known as Baron Vom Herrn – but you can call him Baron. And on Thursday, April 16, footage of the dog was uploaded to Facebook by K-9 Instinct. Its a 26-second clip that shows the dog raising up and holding on to the top of the toilet with his paws on the tank cover for support while he uses the toilet like a man would.
Then, he even does something most women would appreciate. He puts the toilet seat and top down…before he flushes.
According to the Facebook post Baron, who is only nine-months-old, has his own Instagram page with 4,000 and counting followers.
Based on the page description, his owner wants to share his training experience with the world. So hundreds of photos have been uploaded documenting Baron’s growth, development, and ongoing training. It’s quite obvious that he’s definitely making progress.
And what a great marketing tool!
His Instagram page description reads…
“My name is Baron. I was born on July 17th 2014 – My mom is an awesome dog trainer. Follow me and watch me grow!”
And get this. Baron does so much more than just pee like a man. He even helps with the dishes. Just check out the YouTube video uploaded back in March that shows him loading dishes into the dishwasher.
Needless to say, the clips have left us all speechless.
We are all applauding this incredible canine (and his trainer) for his domestic skills. He’s given a whole new meaning to smart German Shepherd. And you know we’re also wondering what life would be like if our dogs were as talented as Baron.
Am I right? Weigh in people.
The only thing we didn’t see him do is wash his hands afterwards. But he probably did that off camera.
Share your thoughts after you watch the video below.