His daughter won’t be able to say that the dog ate her homework because he has trained it to make sure she does it!

A father in China has found a unique way to make sure his daughter does her homework without getting distracted. Mr Xu trained the family dog to watch over the teenager while she works to prevent her from reaching for her phone or going off task – we think the whole idea is genius!

Man’s Best Friend

The dad said that the family adopted the dog in 2016 and he had been training it ever since. “I have been training it since it was young and now it does whatever I tell it to do,” he said. “I pointed at the coffee table and told it to watch my daughter as she does her homework. It would then guard her and make sure she doesn’t reach for her phone.” The dog stands with its paws on the desk, leaning over the table and watching the girl while she works.

Parents often struggle to find time to sit down with their children and ensure they complete their homework, so this dad may have found the secret to multi-tasking! We’re pretty sure that this girl is guaranteed to become a cat person when she’s older though…

Do you think schools should set homework? Let us know in the comments!

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  • The dog is well trained and very devoted. However, I would find it difficult with a dog standing so high…..in my face. It the dog just sat there or beside her fair enough.

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  • This is so cool! I wish our dog could do these things.

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  • What a clever dog !
    I sure do not check my teenagers if they do their homework, by that age I think it’s their own responsibility. They get it back on their own plate when they don’t do it and they learn from that.

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  • Haha how funny! And such a good idea

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  • What a clever dog and dad.

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  • What a good dog to be able to show so much discipline

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  • This is way out there.

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  • I think I’d find that pretty unnerving.


    • It is somewhat peculiar and I agree somewhat odd and unnerving.

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  • Not sure about this one. I feel sorry for the child and the dog. Why parent when you can puppy

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  • Great to have a working dog…lol

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  • I would play with the dog too. More of a distraction than anything else. :-)
    A little bit of homework is fine by me. But no more than half an hour a day, in particular in primary school.

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  • Seems somewhat peculiar to do this – other motivators need to be in play.

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  • Haha good! Although it would annoy me after awhile

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  • Some homework is ok but they still need relaxation after a full day of school. I recall doing a good three to four hours of homework a night after school every night and I missed out on actually enjoying my time as a child/adolescent.

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  • I’d forget the homework and play with the dog.

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