This Dog Loves To Pray

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2008

We have heard about dogs talking, begging for food and all sorts of cool tricks - this however, is a first! Conan a one and a half year old Chihuahua loves to pray. Conan learnt the trick from his master Joei Yoshikuni, who is a priest at a Buddhist temple in Southern Japan.

Mr. Yoshikuni said it took the dog only a few days to learn the correct 'technique', and now he goes through the prayer routine twice a day,  both in the morning and evening, before meals.

Tourists curious to see the 'praying' dog have been flocking to the temple in large numbers. Temple officials say that the attendance has gone up 30% since the news of Conan praying has leaked out.

Mr. Yoshikuni is now trying to teach Conan how to meditate. Before you start getting images of Conan in a deep trance, he simply means trying to get Conan to keep still while Mr. Yoshikuni himself meditates. We have no doubts Conan will pick it up pretty quickly! - What do you think?

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  • EMANWednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1:18 pm
    I seen this before
    • Koala Bear Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:39 am
      I wish I could teach my two chihuahuas.That chihuahua is smart,cute,and funny.
      • Koala BearThursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:33 am
        So cute and cool I wish I could teach my two chihuahuas.
        • jello3
          jello3Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm
          Smart and cute doggie!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • bobMonday, May 4, 2015 at 7:48 am
            this is cool i tough my dog to speak but the dog is adorable i have a pitbull he is very very cute. Cutter than this dog. What kinda dog is this?
            • tashadtasha
              tashadtashaSaturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:59 am
              Omg this is so adorable!
              • wildizy
                wildizyTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:41 am
                thats a pretty dog!
                • BobMonday, April 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm
                  • jordanWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm
                    Why cute
                    • jordanFriday, February 13, 2015 at 7:14 am
                      ahhhh cute

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