Chachi, a poodle from Sydney, Australia, has learned to hide around corners and jump on its unsuspecting owner
A miniature poodle has found a fun way to play a prank on its owner – and is now trying to “scare” it at every opportunity.
One year old apricot puppy named Chachi likes to wait at the top of the stairs for her unsuspecting owner before jumping out to scare her.
But it’s not a one-off trick for the Sydney-born poodle to jump on its owner when he comes upstairs to her.
A video posted on the TikTok account @ chachi.sherri saw a compilation of Chachi’s pranks just to prove how often he does it – but he still manages to scare his nervous human every time.
TikTok @ chachi.sherri)
In the first clip, Chachi wears a blue top and listens to people approaching before he backs away around the corner and crouches to hide. He peeps his head around the railing and waits until he catches a glimpse of her as she goes up the stairs, absorbed in her phone.
He shuffles back and jumps out, causing his human to jump out of her skin.
After each “boo”, its owner overcomes the initial shock and whirls the poodle while Chachi makes a victorious spin.
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The puppy has even mastered the tip-toe sensation on its paws so that no one hears its nails on the wooden floor – and knows how to wait its time for the best scare, so that its owner drops almost everything that falls into her hands every time.
One viewer wrote: “No way, man, this dog thinks this through enough to do it over and over.”
Another added, “I’ve never seen a dog like this – so cute.”
But poodles are one of the most intelligent breeds, and the American Kennel Club calls them “viciously smart”.
TikTok @ chachi.sherri)
A poodle named Toffy baffled Londoners after seeing him spotted driving a scooter in the city center.
Toffy learned to drive his scooter at home with the help of his owner, who pulled him on it with a piece of string.
But the clever dog quickly learned to ride alone, with both of his front paws on the handlebars, and was soon seen racing through the streets.
He managed to learn the trick in less than an hour, according to the social media star’s Instagram stories.
Speaking of scooters – a therapy poodle named Scooter could learn another sport, and now teaches other dogs to surf.
Scooter first learned to balance on the board, using pillows to resemble rocky waves. Then he went to a dog pool.
Scooter’s training then went to the ocean, where he learned to balance and ride the waves on the beach. The whole process took eight months.
Now he and his owner Kirstie are helping other dogs and their owners paddle and surf safely.