Since being filmed instructing her owner’s infant on how to crawl, a dog who lost the use of her hind legs has won people’s hearts. While under the previous owners’ care, Kahlua fell three stories from a balcony and injured her spine and hip. However, she rebounded back to find a new forever home with her current human companions after several months of recuperation and some time spent with a foster family.
They include a small child named Caleb who, according to a video uploaded to TikTok with the user name Kahlua The Paralyzed Dog, has been showing the young child how to navigate the house. Kahlua will only be able to use her two front paws, yet despite this limitation, she has found a creative manner to travel around the home that resembles skipping. She, however, utilizes a wheelchair customized for dogs while she is outside.
Whatever the case, it’s clear that his activities around the house have motivated Caleb because the video shows the child copying Kahlua’s moves while also learning how to crawl. You can view it here. While it may seem strange that an old dog might teach a young owner new skills, study reveals that it is not as unbelievable as it may seem. Stanley Coren, Ph.D., a psychologist, and expert on dogs, claims that dogs can comprehend more than 150 words and have mental capacities comparable to those of a child around the age of two.
There are three different types of dog intelligence, according to him, including instinctive intelligence (what a dog is bred to do), adaptive intelligence (how well a dog learns from its environment to solve problems), and working and obedience intelligence (the canine equivalent of “school learning”). The fact that Kahlua is showing Caleb how to crawl is not surprising in that regard. Of course, no one who commented on the video was particularly bothered by the science involved; the majority instead chose to gush about how adorable their relationship was.