Posted 2 months ago ago
By Matthew Newby
Teaching our dogs to ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ is one thing, but this talented lab, named Ollie, has a unique skill for balancing everyday objects on his backside!
The clever boy has learned how to bow, and owner Alex Morgan thought it would be fun to take things one step further.
Labs are known for their gentle nature and some owners of the breed have taught theirs to hold an egg in their mouth without cracking it.
Six-year-old Ollie can hold so still, he can balance objects ranging from a full glass of water or an egg to a ukulele and even a Halloween pumpkin.
He has recently built an impressive following on TikTok and Instagram.
Alex, 21, from Berkshire said: “Ollie has always loved learning new tricks, but I didn’t actually teach him how to ‘bow’ until October of last year.
“He picked it up so quickly, and he was so controlled and still, I thought it would be funny to try and balance something on his butt when it was in the air.
“I’ve seen loads of dogs balancing things on their heads so I thought it would be really funny if Ollie could do it on his booty.
He can balance the most random objects, like ketchup! (photo: Alex Morgan/SWNS)
“The first thing I tried was a pumpkin for a Halloween photo and he did it easily. Ollie loves getting praise for doing his tricks so I decided to keep training and go for even crazier objects.
“Not long after I joined TikTok I thought posting Ollie’s booty balance would make a fun and unique video. People absolutely loved it and it got hundreds of thousands of likes in just 24 hours.
And his favourite ball! (photo: Alex Morgan/SWNS)
“He’s a really clever boy so it’s important I keep him busy so that he doesn’t get bored. Performing his tricks is a great way of keeping him active, and he adores the attention. I’m really proud of what a talented boy he is, he always works so hard on his tricks.
"Most dogs wouldn’t stay still for long enough to balance such crazy items, so Ollie really is a special dog."