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Naughty German Shepherd meets his match – a toddler

July 9th, 2021

Loki the German Shepherd once lived up to his mischievous name – until he met his match in his human sister, Tallulah.

The baby and pup became fast friends.

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Ryan Symes, pet parent to Loki and proud dad to Tallulah shares that Loki had been part of the family for a few years before his human sister came along, and that he’s been great in helping raise Tallulah.

Loki’s antics never fail to make the little girl burst into fits of giggles.

He constantly gives Tallulah big, sloppy kisses too, which the little girl loves.

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Ryan says his little girl never once showed fear towards the gentle dog.

“Tallulah has no fear. She was very intrigued at Loki. Before Tallulah was born, Loki wasn’t always so responsible. He very much grew up kind of doing whatever he wanted.”

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The dad admitted he didn’t do his best as a trainer at first. It went as far as him questioning if Loki had a natural defiance to authority and would end up as a naughty dog.

“He kinda shot himself in the foot by naming him Loki, what did you expect him to behave and act obediently when he’s the god of mischief,” noted a commenter.

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Loki would jump on tables, chew up paper, and basically do everything he wasn’t supposed to sans the scolding. This inconsistency in training resulted in the German Shepherd not getting disciplined.

That is until Tallulah came into the picture and changed everything.

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It didn’t take long for Loki to go into full-on big brother mode. He’s always conscious of where the toddler is.

When Tallulah would toddle around a room, Loki would always keep an eye on her. The protective nature and the sharp instincts of Loki countered every doubt Ryan had about his conduct.

Who knew it would take welcoming a baby into the family to bring out this side of Loki?

Loki’s gentle and playful nature makes him the perfect big brother to Tallulah. The two share a special bond that no other dog or human can match.

Their story encouraged the millions who have seen the video to share their own stories with pets as well:

“I grew up with a German Shepherd also. Had her 15 years. She was the most intelligent, loving and protective dog.”

“wow, this is exactly like when I was a baby/toddler. We also had a german shepherd that would protect me, I’d sleep with him in his basket, he would watch out that I don’t fall off the couch when I was sleeping on it and he even walked me around our table, with me holding onto his back, literally teaching me how to walk. I miss him…”

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“We don’t deserve dogs. They are the most loving loyal creatures on this planet,” said a commenter.

And it’s hard to disagree.

Watch the sweet video below to see how much this dog really loves his little girl.

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Source: The Dodo, Facebook – Loki The Shep

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