Paw me a drink! The moment the Husky-Cross man's pet gets him a BEER on orders … before he goes back to close the fridge door
- Mike Antonietti, 31, taught his 8-year-old dog how to get beer out of the fridge
- The Ontario bank director trained his pet Warwick to impress his partner
- It was three months before Warwick could get the beer
This clever dog proves that a dog really is a man's best friend after learning to get its owner a beer on command – and even going back to shut the refrigerator door.
Mike Antonietti brought his & # 39; clever & # 39; eight year old Husky German Shepherd Cross Warwick teaches how to sit, lie down and play dead as a puppy before the couple quickly tackled the ultimate party trick.
The 31-year-old bank director said that after several attempts in which Mr Antonietti accidentally passed a bag of cheese, Warwick got the "impressive" trick run smoothly within three months.
Mike Antonietti, right, taught his dog Warwick [right] to get a beer out of the fridge to impress partner Samantha Keown [left], pictured with her other dog, Twitch
Warwick pictured knows that in Ontario, Canada, Mr. Antionietti keeps his beer at the bottom of his refrigerator
After the beer has been delivered, Warwick knows he has to close the refrigerator door
The dog puts the can in his mouth but knows not to bite
Mr Antonietti admits he was quick to parade the trick when he first dated dog lover Samantha Keown to impress – and it worked.
A video of Ms. Keown, 28, shows the dog getting up to get a beer for Mr. Antonietti.
Mr. Antonietti of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada said, “He has been a smart dog all his life. By about six months he was really good at learning new tricks and we tried new ones with him.
“He picked up on things pretty quickly and started getting really good at [the trick] without giving an instruction, and has been doing it ever since.
“He brought me a bag of cheese once, and after some trial and error, he's brought it down and knows what to do.
“I was trying to figure out what tricks I could teach him and found it was handy, but it's just a fun party trick too.
"When I first met Samantha and we met, it was one of the first things I showed he could do."
Ms. Keown added, "I love dogs so I was definitely impressed."
Ms. Keown commented on Warwick's abilities and said she was very impressed with the dog's trick
Whenever someone mentions the word beer within earshot, Warwick goes to the refrigerator to pick up a can
Mr. Antonietti said teaching Warwick the trick was a step-by-step process that began with object training and practiced opening a light door.
After learning how to do every single step and earning lots of treats in the process, it took him fourteen days to get it right the first time and three months to master.
He continued, “I almost only give him a verbal command to do it, but he can do it with a hand icon and when you shake an empty can the idea occurs to him.
"As soon as we've been in the kitchen and said the word" beer "to friends and without looking at him or telling him to do it, he goes to the fridge and thinks we just gave him the order.
“He's extremely gentle and careful – he doesn't drop it or stab the can – he knows it's not a toy.
"He's pretty excited about it too – he's getting a reward, but he knows that people are just as excited as he is."
Ms. Keown added, "He's super curious and likes to please and be with people – he's definitely a gentle giant."