Buddhist monks are well-disciplined and live a life free from chaos. That’s why it’s easy to assume that dogs owned by them are obedient and well-behaved. However, like most people, monks can also struggle to handle a mischievous dog.
Banya lives in a Buddhist temple with his owner, who is a monk. At first glance, he seems like a harmless and well-behaved dog. However, Banya’s attitude changes whenever he is not inside the temple.
Banya becomes rowdy and hard to control whenever he steps out of the temple grounds. He would often run around and find ways to escape his home. For two years, the monk had struggled to figure out why Banya behaved in such a way.
A dog trainer went to the monk’s home to help him find a solution to Banya’s bad behavior. After the trainer observed the dog, he figured out the cause of the problem. He told the monk that Banya was bored inside the house. That’s why the dog always wants to go outside.
The monk could not believe what the trainer told him. He asked why Banya was obedient inside the temple if the dog didn’t want to be inside. The trainer then explained that the display of obedience was actually Banya waiting for a chance to slip away when the monk was not looking.
After finding out the cause of the problem, the trainer instructed the monk on how to solve the issue. He was tasked to keep Banya entertained by engaging in light physical activities with the dog. Those activities involved the use of a small trampoline.
The monk followed everything that the dog trainer told him to do. After doing so, he saw immediate changes in the dog’s behavior. Banya no longer felt the need to run away from home. Furthermore, the dog became more enthusiastic when spending time with the monk.
Source: SBS TV Animals via YouTube.