A father in south-west China has come up with a creative way to stop his daughter from getting distracted while doing her homework.
The Daily Mail reports that the man decided to train their pet mongrel to ‘supervise’ the school girl while she writes her homework at their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province as she wouldn’t stop looking at her phone.
Adorable footage shows the cream-coloured pooch standing on its hind legs, hovering strictly over the schoolgirl as she completes her assignments on a coffee table.
The father, surnamed Xu, told video news site Pear that his daughter would always procrastinate and struggled to focus.
The dog joined the family in December 2016 when he was only a puppy and grew up with the girl, Mr Xu said.
‘It’s very well-behaved,’ he said. ‘I have been training it since it was young and now it does whatever I tell it to do.’
‘I pointed at the coffee table and told it to watch my daughter as she does her homework,’ he added. ‘It would then guard her and make sure she doesn’t reach for her phone.’
In the footage, the diligent dog is seen staring intently at the girl like a strict teacher. Another clips shows another dog joining in on the ‘supervision crew’ and watching the schoolgirl.
‘Such a smart pup! No excuse for the student to be lazy now,’ one person commented. ‘Look at the hardworking dog doing a proper job, it’s not easy being a dog nowadays!’ another person commented.
(Story source: Daily Mail)