Game on! Morty the Australian shepherd plays Connect 4 and Jenga with astonishing accuracy (but he still can’t beat his owner)
- Morty Australian shepherd, four, is filmed playing games of Connect 4 and Jenga
- Owner, student Florian Beck, 28, taught the dog to play with amazing precision
- Morty gently takes each piece in his mouth and strategically drops it into place
This is the astonishing moment a dog strategically plays Connect 4 and Jenga with his owner for treats – but can’t seem to beat his human at the games.
Morty the four-year-old Australian shepherd was taught to play the games with incredible precision by his owner, Florian Beck, a 28-year-old student.
In the clip the talented duo from Stuttgart, Germany, are at first seen playing a game of Connect 4.
Morty gently takes each piece in his mouth before dropping it into place and even blocking some of Mr Beck’s attempts to get four counters in a line and win the game.
With each turn the pooch gets a treat and encouragement from his owner, but that doesn’t stop him from focusing on the game.
After each go the dog appears to look at the board to see where his owner has dropped his counter before making his move.
Despite putting in a near game-winning performance Morty is outwitted when his component scores a diagonal win.
In the video the pair then move onto Jenga, with Morty using his mouth to grab the pieces Mr Beck points to before carefully placing them on top of the pile.
Morty, from Stuttgart, Germany, gently takes each piece in his mouth before dropping it into place and even blocking some of his owner Florian Beck’s attempts to outwit him
In the video the pair then move onto Jenga, with Morty using his mouth to grab the pieces
Morty the four-year-old Australian shepherd was taught to play the games with incredible precision
Mr Beck said: ‘Morty is a super cute and cuddly dog, but he wants to work and needs a job, otherwise he gets restless and bored.’
The student has even taught Morty how to fetch him a beer and his phone.
The pair also performing several acrobatic tricks together which require Morty to balance on Mr Beck’s back, as well as a trick in which the dog fall backwards in to his arms in a ‘trust fall’.
He added: ‘He is such a good boy who trusts me completely. Love it!’