Pets are often more intelligent than we give them credit for and this adorable pooch is proof of the fact.
Our pets are way more intelligent than we think. They observe our habits, follow our words and learn a lot of things at an astonishing pace. Pets like dogs, cats and parrots are known to even mimic certain sounds after overhearing them multiple times and now we have viral footage as a piece of evidence. Svetlana Sauer—who goes by @sveaterweather on TikTok—is a new mom who shared two clips of her infant out of which one video went viral, gaining over 6 million followers so far and counting. Sauer, who is a wedding photographer by profession, posted footage of her son Maverick lying in his crib and giggling adorably.
"Maverick, can you say mama?" the mom sweetly asks her child as he continues to giggle. However, their pet dog readily attempts to say 'mama' quite a few times. Even though the blue heeler can't utter the word clearly through a series of whines, he is still appreciated by Sauer for trying. The blue heeler dog named Wagner totally steals the spotlight from his human baby brother and also wins the hearts of countless netizens.
Dog lovers assembled to shower their love and wholesome comments to applaud Wagner's efforts. @semlinger.seis wrote: "I audibly gasped when you panned over to your heeler. I lost my heeler last September and he looked just like yours. They are the best dogs!" @a.hapetonihii commented: "So cute! Our blue heeler is deaf but we still talk to him"
@softballmaddy_4 added: "Heelers are definitely an interesting breed! But they have so much love in their bodies and you have to love them for it." A few other blue heeler owners who interestingly have someone named Maverick in their family as well, commented on the post. It's not uncommon to witness pets doing adorable things on the internet which their owners often upload and end up gaining a vast fan following.
Previously, another golden retriever from Chengde, China gained popularity by accurately saying mama at the command of a person, reports USA Today. The Washington Post also reported of yet another famous dog named Stella, who got crowned as the "world's first talking dog." A speech-language pathologist named Christina Hunger developed a way to make her pet dog Stella communicate with humans using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
Stella used a paw-sized button programmed with Hunger's voice to say the word "outside" when clicked, whenever she took Stella out of the house. Years later, Stella uses more than thirty-word embedded buttons to form near-complete sentences to communicate with her owner.
Sauer's TikTok profile mentions that they have two blue heelers and another dog called Ruby. According to American Kennel Club, this particular breed of dog has exceptional problem-solving skills, making them adept at navigating challenges and puzzles.
Their high trainability and eagerness to please their owners contribute to their reputation as one of the smartest dog breeds. Looks like Wagner has been playing his cards right to win the attention of his owners and love from dog lovers on the internet.