Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dogs with Jobs in Bohol, Philippines

I almost forgot about this particular experience. It showcases the amazing ingenuity dogs have here in the Philippines. Whether they were trained to do this, I'm honestly not sure. There weren't any humans nearby to signal them except for the ones at the boat. They simply took turns to dive into the river and catch whatever scraps are being tossed at them -from meat to bread.

People enjoying their lunch at the Loboc River Cruise in Bohol. Philippines
Last June, we went to Bohol on a family vacation. One of its main tourists attraction is having lunch at the Loboc River Cruise. Basically, you eat lunch while the boat is cruising around the river. 

These two amazing dogs are waiting for their turns to take a swim at the river.
They're really smart. They take turns swimming towards the boats. These two are staying put because there's already one dog who's diving into the water to obtain the scraps thrown at them.

It's this dog's turn to get her own share of the daily feast. She dives in to catch the meat as it sinks faster.


  1. They are just like dock diving dogs!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. They would have to be very good treats to persuade me to get in that water - what brave dogs :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

  3. Clever puppies. We love they have found a way to live and forage in peace. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Clever dogs indeed...They look pretty healthy so they've found a way to live and thrive...good for them!

  5. Wow, those are some industrious and clever dogs! Amazing how they take turns, too.

  6. What incredible dogs. And beautiful, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. gee those doggys are so brave to swim in the river- very brave!

  8. That's pretty amazing!!!

    Haopee, the human says she will email you soonest :)))) xx

  9. Lovely pups and very talented. We love that they respect each other and wait their turn for an opportunity to dive for food.

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