Not that there aren’t irresponsible pet owners out there but this pet owner knew people would attack him if he left his dog outside the store.
An adorable golden retriever had a sign around his neck and everyone who saw it wanted to take him home with them.
At first glance, shoppers going into and out of a Target store in southwest Pennsylvania probably thought this was yet another case of abandonment. The friendly golden retriever was sitting on the sidewalk with a sign around his neck. But once they saw the sign up close, it became obvious this was one very loved and well-cared-for pup.
“Dad told me to wait here. Me waiting.”
Altoona resident Steve Moore adopted the three-year-old dog, Jackson, from a shelter and spent the next month training him so he’d learn to ignore distractions. That involved lots of treats and trips to heavily trafficked areas where the sweet golden honed his impulse-control skills.
Though he gets tons of attention as he sits patiently waiting for his dad to collect him after running errands, Jackson knows to stay put.
“Everybody wants to take him home. I just find that amazing because four weeks ago, nobody wanted him,” Steve said.
Watch this sweet golden show off his stuff in the clip below, and remember to share if you agree dogs of any age can learn new tricks with enough patience and love.