Meet Hugo the environment friendly dog! This UK Lab loves picking up trash!
Unlike most Labradors, Hugo’s not into sticks and balls! Trash is Hugo’s thing! Like all Labradors, Hugo is motivated by treats, and that’s the real reason he does such a superb job picking up trash.
For the last 18 months, Joy Bennett has been walking her two dogs, Hugo and Digger along the stream at the bottom of her street.
Along the way, the Labrador picks up all the trash he sees lying about.
Joy refers to Hugo as the “big fat one.” She says that the Lab likes to accomplish his task, but it’s all for the love of treats.
“He does it for a biscuit really. He has never liked picking up sticks or leaves, so he picks up rubbish and litter and then brings it back for a treat,” says Joy. “We picked up half a poo bag’s worth today – things like cans and sweet wrappers.”
The family used to live by Hitchin Cricket Club. There, the 10-year-old dog has also helped out picking up trash during his walk around the Lucas Lane grounds.
“He loves doing it but I think he should have a little high vis jacket saying ‘refuse collector’ on it,” Joy said.
Image and article source: The Comet