Dogs are man’s best friend – and their loyalty will even extend to saving man’s life if they think they’re in danger.
And one dog – who had never had the courage to dive in before – even launched himself into a swimming pool to save his owner from ‘drowning’.
Anthony Spinner, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, California, faked drowning at his Fourth of July party to see how his pooch would react.
And Boogie, his eight-month-old pitbull, jumped straight into action to ‘save’ his owner, TeamDogs reports.
The 25-year-old said: “I wanted to see if he would do it or not!”
In the video, Boogie can be seen nervously standing at the pool’s edge, contemplating jumping in, as Anthony disappears under the water and reaches out to him.
Join our brand new website TeamDogs now.
Maybe when you get there, make sharing a picture of your dog in our Top Dogs feed your very brilliant first job.
Boogie sprints away to a lower area of the pool before belly flopping in and doggy paddling over to Anthony.
The two share an embrace in the water as Boogie tries to shower Anthony with kisses.
“I was kind of shocked,” Anthony said. “I didn’t think he was going to do it. He never swam before, but he was swimming perfectly fine.”
Anthony said Boogie was relieved once he got to him.
“His main goal was to see what was going on,” he said.
“He was really happy and tried to smother me.”