Animals Video

By Mikey Jones


This dog is incredible at playing Connect Four – so much so that she can beat her owner!

Becky Jewsbury, 27, has been training her border collie, Alexis, since she was just 18-weeks old.

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Alexis, three, can be seen picking up each individual counter and placing it into the Connect Four board.

After stacking four counters on top of each other, to her owner’s surprise, Alexis wins the game.

However she certainly got her reward – as she can be seen given treats after every counter!

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Becky, from North Wales, said: “I taught the connect four trick using  ‘take it/hold’ , ‘nose targeting’ and ‘drop’ cues and then chained them together and shaped the behaviour by rewarding her each time she got closer to getting it right.

“Tricks should always be fun for everyone involved, especially the dog so I only use reward based training methods.

“Alexis was putting coins into the slots by the end of her first session with connect four!

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“She is a clown and is crazy fun, but is very smart, keen to learn and eager to please.

“A typical collie who has endless amounts of energy and is always ready to go, she would spend all day dropping toys at my feet if I let her.”