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Mama Dog Yanks Toy Away From All Her Puppies, But She’s Actually Teaching Them How To Play

johanna by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Oh, moms…what would we do without them!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to celebrate our moms for everything they do for us (though honestly we should be doing that every day).

Though every household is different, moms play an incredibly important role — they are usually the ones that make sure the entire family dynamic is running smoothly.

My mom is a complete dynamo at basically everything.

While I was growing up, she tackled everything from cooking to volunteering at school events with a grace and coolness that I apparently did not inherit.

She also taught me many amazing life skills — I know how to cook a halfway decent meal and how to sew clothing because of her.

That maternal need to teach also exists in dogs.

The video below exemplifies this, and it starts with a sweet mama dog hanging out with her six babies.

Mom is busy trying to keep a toy away from her babies; she doesn’t want them to have it for themselves.

But then it becomes clear what she’s doing when she hands the toy back to her owner: she is teaching the puppies the concept of playing fetch!

This is an incredibly important canine skill to master. Check out the entire clip below to watch them learn.

And don’t forget to SHARE the clip with dog-loving friends and family on Facebook.

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