A dog named Mini has left the internet in stitches after a video of her learning how to wipe her mouth after drinking water went viral on social media.
The video, shared on TikTok in November by the dog’s owner under the username Tiny_and_mini, shows the 1-year-old Great Dane drinking water from her bowl and then wiping her mouth with a mat that her owner placed in another bowl, as instructed.
In the caption, the dog owner explained: “Wiping her mouth after drinking. Making great progress on Day 2.” She explained she was way overdue in teaching her dogs to do this, as they are “super messy” drinkers.
“You know what your floor looks like after each and every drink and wonder if any of the water actually got in their bellies,” she said.
Great Danes drool more than most other breeds due to their facial composition, according to the Great Dane Care blog. This is because their square jaw and loose lips are not well suited to containing drool, and the folds in the skin allow it to pool and easily run out of the mouth. The worst drooling often occurs immediately after eating, drinking, or exercising.
As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Great Danes are taller than most other dogs and when standing on their hind legs, they are taller than most people too! Their coat comes in different colors and patterns, perhaps the best-known is the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as “harlequin.” Despite their sweet nature, they also make great alert home guardians.
The video first shared in November has since gone viral, receiving over 9 million views and 840,000 likes so far.
One user, Haleigh Louise, commented: “Omg I’m in love with this. thank you so much for the idea! Definitely will be trying this!! Do you have a ‘how to’ video?”
And Butterfly Kiss Crochet said: “That is awesome. I have a Great Dane and he soaks my floor then wipes his face on my pants.”
Another user, Lydelia Moon, wrote: “My sister had a Great Dane once. She taught it to wipe [its] feet before it came inside. It would wipe the fronts [than] the backs.” And Amber said: “This horse is so well-mannered.”
Jess joked: “Whoever said ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink’ was wrong!” And Alana said: “What a fantastic idea!! I have a very sloppy drinker, a Bullmastiff named Sullivan, I need to teach him this lol” Shaylin Luark added: “My floors crying in sweet relief while covered in Great Dane puddles.”
Newsweek reached out to Tiny_and_mini for comment. We could not verify the details of the case.
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