Loyal dog refuses to let his brother go through time-out alone

Nothing attests to the loyalty of a dog more than the fact that they will stay by your side – even in the toughest of circumstances. Many are the tales of a dog being there when their owner needed them in the face of danger or adversity. This loyalty even extends to when you are serving a time-out as one boy found out.

Peyton has to serve a time-out

Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith Source: Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith

Three-year-old Peyton and his best friend Dash do almost everything together. Whenever you see one, the other is sure to follow. Dash, an English mastiff, has grown very fond and protective of his young charge. His loyalty even extends past your typical pets, licks, and belly rubs. It seems Dash is determined to stick by Peyton’s side, even when he gets in trouble for misbehaving.

Peyton doesn’t have to serve the time-out alone

Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith Source: Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith

Having been sent to time-out by his mom, Jillian Marie Smith, Peyton had the choice of spending it in his room or in the corner. Peyton chose the corner and slowly went to serve his punishment. It wasn’t too long, though, before Dash was right there by his side, comforting his favorite person while he served his sentence.

The post about the incident on Facebook goes viral

Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith Source: Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith

Smith captured the moment on camera and posted it to her Facebook page. Soon, the post had over 45,000 shares and 7,000 likes, going viral and giving the pair a little Internet fame.

“I couldn’t be mad long because it was just so cute how Peyton wrapped his arm around Dash,” Smith told The Dodo. “When Peyton had to go to time-out, I think Dash knew he needed his buddy.”

Why are dogs so loyal?

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The loyalty of a dog to its owner depends on a few factors. First off, your dog relies on you to feed it, take it out for walks, and make sure it gets the medical care it needs, among other things. Honestly, though, a dog could probably find most of those things itself if left out in the wild. So, what other reasons exist for such strong loyalty?

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Like many animals, dogs have compassion for other creatures. Unless they are hungry or afraid, a dog will likely act friendly toward others. As a dog spends time with one person, a bond begins to develop – one that extends way beyond simply meeting its needs. At the end of the day, a dogs are loyal because they value the companionship and love that we give them.

Best friends forever

Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith Source: Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith

Chances are Peyton will probably end up getting in trouble again and have to serve a time-out – but at least he can rest assured in the fact that his best friend Dash will be right there by his side!

Here is a video posted by Smith, demonstrating the strong bond shared by Peyton and Dash.

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Posted by Jillian Marie Smith on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Source: Facebook/Jillian Marie Smith

H/T: The Dodo