Dogs will never run out of skills that will surprise their owners. Some dogs like to sing, and there are some who are pretty talented in swimming and surfing. But there are dogs whose skills are so unique that everyone will take notice.
Harlso, a dachshund from Ireland, shows off his balancing skills – and no, he does not stand on beach balls. Instead, he balances a variety of things on his head – from succulents to soccer ball and even a cup of coffee.
What makes things interesting is that Harlso’s owner, Paul Lavery, just found out about his hidden talent by just randomly putting something on the dog’s head.
A playful try
Paul said that Harlso was just two years old when he discovered his dog’s secret ability. While playing fetch, Paul thought it would be a good idea to place a toy on his dog’s head.
He then placed a toy chicken on Harlso’s head, and to his surprise, Harlso played along. The dog just stood still, and he didn’t shake the toy off.
Paul tried again on the week of Valentine’s Day. He placed a rose on his dog’s head, and Paul got the same, fascinating result: the dog did not shake the thing off.
The world takes notice of Harlso
After Paul learned of his dog’s unique talent, he and Jen, his partner, decided to create social media pages for Harlso. Currently, Harlso’s Instagram page already has more than 100,000 followers. Paul said that they were not expecting this, as they only started this out of fun.
Paul wanted to assure those who were concerned with Harlso’s well-being that his dog would only balance light objects. Harlso would only balance things for the first time, and the whole act will only last for 15 to 20 seconds.
The dog even associates the balancing acts with getting praises and treats. Sometimes, Harlso would even jump onto the chair and wait for Paul to give him something to balance.
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