People may take it for granted how intelligent dogs are…but every once in a while, an example of their capabilities will come along and surprise you!

In the city of Zibo in the Shandong Province of China, a group of three dogs performed a feat that is both adorable and impressive. Luckily, someone managed to catch it all on film!

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The three dogs were about to cross a very busy street when the owner gave them a simple signal. At his request, the pack prepared to cross in the most unique way.

First, a small brown poodle jumped onto the back of a German Shepherd.

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Then, his fluffy white brother followed suit. All the while, the bigger shepherd patiently waited for his poodle friends to get situated.

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Then, they were ready to go! The large, protective German Shepherd gently stood up and began crossing the busy street with his brothers on his back.

Although it looks like just a cute trick, this example of canine intelligence is a safety measure, as well. Instead of worrying about three sets of paws crossing the street, the dog owner only has to look out for one.

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Although not every fur baby will learn to handle traffic like this, it is important to teach your animals the etiquette of crossing busy roads. If not taught how to approach this situation properly, a dog might get spooked and tragically run out into oncoming traffic.

Thankfully, for this furry family, the solution for crossing the street is a German Shepherd-shaped taxi!