VIDEO: Talking dog says 'mama' to get a treat, besting 9-month-old baby

Talk about getting a treat.

Andrea Diaz-Giovanini, a mom in Utah, was trying to teach her 9-month-old son, Samuel, to say “mama.” She was using some food to encourage the baby to talk.

In Spanish, Diaz-Giovanini repeatedly asks her son to speak, but Samuel merely looks around slightly confused.

But seeing an opportunity to score a snack – because Sam was just not having it – the family’s 10-year-old Australian Shepherd Patches steps in to speak the word that Diaz-Giovanini was longing to hear.

Incredibly, Patches begins mouthing the word and even manages to clearly articulate the word “mama” to the surprise of Diaz-Giovanini.

More On This...

The video was first posted on American’s Funniest Video’s YouTube channel in February after the family sent it in, but it has gone viral in recent weeks.

Diaz-Giovanini told KSL.com that Samuel had been saying “dada” a lot when the video shot and “we were trying really hard to coax him to say ‘mama.’”

The family posted a second video showing that Patches did get the treat he worked so hard for.

Diaz-Giovanini said America's Funniest Video contacted the family about being on the show this fall, but plans have not been confirmed.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram