Dogs are animals of habit. We teach them to recognize their name, sit, give their paw when asked or lie down, among many other basic commands. If he does it correctly, especially when he is a puppy and is of learning age, we do not hesitate to reward him, a way of recognizing his attention and obedience.
The problem comes when the dog also recognizes magic words, such as a gift or prize, even if they are in different contexts. If they listen to them, they will think that we are going to reward them, even though that is not the intention.
That is the case of a young man who explained on TikTok his dog's reaction every time he hears the word "gift." He can't pronounce it because he starts working or licking it. He doesn't dare say it in the video either, so he chooses to explain it all by singing, accompanied by a ukulele.
"In my house a word is prohibited, which cannot be let out, because if my dog hears it she starts barking. And you will say what word it is, because I am going to spell it for you," he explains singing. And then she spells it: "Regalito."
So that the followers do not believe that he is lying, at one point he says something and the dog, who is almost falling asleep to the music, reacts almost instantly. He opens his eyes and begins to lick him, precisely demanding the "gift" from him. The boy has no choice. He rewards him with some kind of candy and promises not to say it out loud again.