A sausage dog from Belfast, Ireland, is becoming the next internet sensation after he reinvented the art of balancing. The Dachshund named Harlso knows how to impress everyone by keeping a steady position while random items are put on his head.
The pup, who is now named “Harlso the Balancing Hound” by his fans, balances donuts, small plants, and even avocados on his head. His dad Paul Lavery recalls how he discovered his dog’s hidden talent by accident.
“We were trying to teach him the basic tricks like sit and roll over, but he didn’t really give us any attention,” Paul says. “I tried to put a toy on his head as a joke, but we were surprised that he made an effort not to move and balance it,” he adds.
They tried to put a baby pumpkin and other small things on Harlso’s head, and he remained still every time. That’s when the couple was convinced that it was a special trick their dog was hiding all along.
As proud parents, they wanted to share Harlso’s achievement over social media. They made an Instagram account for the pup, which has now more than 100k followers.
Aside from his instant Instagram fame, Harlso and his parents also started receiving invites as guests on television shows. A printing company also reached out to them and featured the pup in a calendar. “Everything went by so fast. It was crazy; we didn’t expect it to become this big,” the pup’s mom exclaimed.
The couple only hopes that Harlso doesn’t get tired of his tricks. “We didn’t teach him to balance things, so it’s really up to him if he decides to stop doing it,” Paul said.
In one of their recent TV interviews, the hosts were left in awe as they watched Harlso perform some of his balancing tricks. Check them out in the video below!
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