Family meal time is a staple tradition in many households, with each member fulfilling a certain role.
That can include cooking, setting the table – or in this dog’s case, calling everyone to eat when dinner is ready.
Dex the Shih Tzu has a very important job to do at dinner times, as shown in this amusing clip.
In the video, which was uploaded by TikTok user @dexmads, viewers can see Dex sat on the stairs of his family home, as he clearly gets the nod from his owner that dinner is ready.
The enthusiastic nine-year-old Shih Tzu quickly springs into action, immediately barking to let everyone else in the house know that it is time to eat.
Everyone knows what that sound means as they rush downstairs to get some grub.
Dex then eagerly bounds down the remainder of the stairs, waiting impatiently at the bottom for his fellow family members to catch up.
Shih Tzus are known for being affectionate, happy and outgoing house dogs who love following their family from room to room.
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The clever pup even learnt to perform the task on his own, deciding to bark whenever his owner called the rest of the family for dinner so that she didn’t have to keep shouting.
Viewers were clearly enamoured with Dex’s ability to summon his family, with one commenting: “Cutie baby.”
Shih Tzus are a small dog breed who like sitting in their owner’s laps.