October 5, 2016 Featured Variety

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Don’t you wish your dog could get beer for you?

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It’s football season, which means most of us Southerners are glued to the television if we’re not tailgating the actual event. Personally, I’m guilty of wishing my pups were a little bit bigger, and trained better, to bring me things. I can’t even get my dog to drop the darn tennis ball.

Well it turns out, my pal, Bj Williams, has mastered the training techniques to get his dog to bring him a beer on-demand. Bj trained his lovely lab/pit mix, Avery, to open the refrigerator, grab a beer, then bring it back to Bj wherever he’s sitting. See for yourself!

So how did Bj train his dog to bring him beer?

Despite being an Alabama fan, Bj was kind enough to share his secrets for success. Note, Bj is not a dog whisperer or any kind if professional dog trainer, simply a genius (minus his college football allegiance). Here’s how he trained Avery.

Phase 1: The Fridge
Bj tied a towel to the arm of the refrigerator door and taught her to pull it open.

Phase 2: The Beer
Once she understood how to open the door, he trained her how to grab a beer and hold it in her mouth.

Phase 3: The Conditioning
Throughout the training process, he would only say “beer me”. It took her another day to get the entire process down by herself. After that, she was a pro.

Bj notes how he also taught Avery how to get other things like her leash, collar, and poop bags. Avery also mastered the high five, or “paw five” in her case, as you’ll see in the video.

Now we would like to put a special prayer request for Avery

Poor Avery is getting a bit old in her years and had a rough trip to the vet earlier this week. If y’all would please keep Avery in your prayers for many happy game days with Bj and their family.

#GoDawgs! And heck BJ, just for you, #RollTide

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