Dogs are smarter than a lot of people give them credit for, but we fully understand the depths of their intelligence and wisdom as dog owners! They seem to come up with new ways to surprise us every single day. We should probably just start expecting it at this point! What the clever pooch in the video below does should not shock us at all. 😉

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While playing fetch, this dog becomes dismayed when the ball finds itself in the middle of the pool. The pup doesn’t want to get in the water and get wet, and we totally can’t blame him with that dirty water! But some clever intuition kicks in as he finds a way to get to the ball without getting in the swimming pool.

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This clip is so good, it made it onto the Ellen show. She’s blown away by it, and so are we!