Mom Captures Moment Dachshund and Toddler Agree To ‘Form an Alliance’

It did not take much convincing for a dog to bring a toddler to the bad side as a member of his alliance in a January 25 TikTok video.

Leo the dachshund knew exactly who he was targeting during his alliance recruiting. This person is not necessarily the weakest link in the family, he’s just the most willing to listen to Leo.

The clip, which was shared to the account @laushealthylife, showed Leo looking up at the toddler who was sitting in a highchair with the biggest, most hopeful eyes. He knew exactly what being in the highchair meant: food time.

Leo asked with those eyes if the toddler wanted to “form an alliance” and without hesitation, the baby agreed.

The toddler snuck one of his chips under his highchair and passed it off to Leo. The dog jumped up, accepted the offer, and the chewing cemented their bond forever. Leo will be benefiting from highchair scaps for the foreseeable future.

The TikTok clip quickly reached over 1.4 million views, 219,000 likes, and 431 comments as of Thursday. Viewers are here for the beautiful friendship forming before their eyes.

“Omg, the little smile when the dog took the Cheeto. So cute,” wrote TikTok user @unapologeticallyabby.

@elephantintheroom20201 added: “I’m convinced this is the only reason my dogs gladly tolerate the toddlers.”

Newsweek reached out to @laushealthylife via email for additional information.

The bond and love between dogs and children is unexplainable. However, social media tends to show the relationships of the two as rainbows and sunshine, but it that does not always happen naturally.

Many dogs might feel apprehensive around children in the home and children aren’t always the most gentle. That’s when training and teaching come into play to help them build a strong bond.

To help create a loving relationship between kids and dogs, the American Kennel Club recommends parents expose their fur babies to children while creating positive associations. This means rewarding your dog with treats, toys, or games while they are around your child, which will result in your dog looking forward to encountering children. But, if your dog is apprehensive, you will have to start with desensitization and counterconditioning.

Parents should always supervise the interactions between dogs and their children. If you notice your dog feeling overwhelmed or stressed, remove them from the situation.

Do you have funny and adorable videos or pictures of your pet you want to share? Send them to [email protected] with some details about your best friend and they could appear in our Pet of the Week lineup.

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