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Boston Terrier’s Doggy Door Triumph Wins Internet Hearts



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  • A Boston terrier named Daphne has become an internet sensation after learning to use her doggy door at the age of four.
  • The video of Daphne’s accomplishment has garnered over 9.7 million views and 2.2 million likes on TikTok.
  • Experts recommend the “positive reinforcement” method for training dogs, which involves rewarding them for doing something right.

Celebrations are in order for small victories, especially when it comes to our furry friends. Dogs, in particular, thrive on praise and rewards. This truth is beautifully demonstrated by a Boston terrier named Daphne, who has recently captured the hearts of internet users worldwide.

Daphne’s owner shared a delightful video clip on TikTok, under the username @tessvetnurse, showcasing her latest achievement. The video, which has since gone viral, shows Daphne successfully using her doggy door for the first time, followed by a joyous celebration with her owners.


The twirls of excitement! 😂🐾🐶 #dogtraining #dog #bostonterrier

♬ original sound – Tess Nolan

“Daphne finally learnt at the age of four years old how to use how to use the doggy door, I don’t know who was more excited us or her,” the caption read, followed by, “The twirls of excitement!”

Tess Nolan, the poster, shared with Newsweek, “She’s a four-year-old Boston terrier and a bit of a special character! She was slower to learn and when I adopted her I was told no one else wanted her because they were freaked out about her blue eyes.”

“She had been such a character in my life and makes most people that see her on our walks or meet her laugh. This week at the age of 4, she learnt how to use the doggy door for the first time. It was a big win! We were very excited.”


Training your dog can be a rewarding experience, and experts suggest using the “positive reinforcement” method. This approach involves rewarding your dog each time they do something right.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) explains positive reinforcement as a way for dogs to learn how to do the right thing, without fear of doing something wrong. According to the AKC website, “Finally, because of classical conditioning, your dog will associate you with the wonderful rewards you provide which strengthens your bond. And isn’t that a wonderful way to take advantage of science.”