A lot of people look at animals and don’t think they are very smart, but anyone who has been around animals for any extended period of time knows they are often much smarter than we give them credit for.

This can be especially true when the animal wants something – or wants to get out of something. I remember hearing a story about a dog who suddenly developed a limp. His owner took him to several vets who could’t find anything wrong with him. They finally realized he’d been faking the limp because he didn’t want his owner to keep taking him with her on her long morning runs!

This sneaky pooch is no exception! When I first started watching this video my heart went out to the poor dog and I wondered why no one was helping him, but by the time I got to the end I couldn’t stop laughing!

I won’t ruin the ending for you – click below to see what this sly dog did next!

The dog had obviously learned that people were more likely to give food to a dog who looked like it was hurt or sick, so he had mastered the art of looking lame, even though he was perfectly fine!

Someone give this dog an Oscar!

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