Dogs learn fast, just from observing their surroundings. At the Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare in Colombia, one such pup has showcased his intelligence in an adorable and incredible way!
This big black dog is named Negro, and he’s become the unofficial mascot of the institute as well as a guard dog of sorts, watching over students as they come and go. It all started many years ago when the pup took up residence on the grounds and staff decided to give him food and water, allowing him to spend his days there. Soon, it became his home!
Watching the activities of the students around him, Negro learned fast, and he began to learn by example. One thing that this very smart pup noticed was that the kids often went up to a store on campus and would pay money in order to receive goods. Being a dog who loves cookies, it wasn’t long before he began to understand the system!
So the pup decided to create his own form of currency. One day, he picked up a leaf in his mouth and walked over to the store counter, wagging his tail and clearly asking for a cookie! There was no way the staff could resist that cute display!
Now, five years later, the pup continues to use this his new form of money every day to buy biscuits. Of course, staff always make sure he’s only eating dog-safe treats, and they limit his consumption so he doesn’t get overweight, but it’s safe to say that Negro has learned what it is to be a consumer!
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