Learning how to walk is a tough enough task for a baby without any additional obstacles. For one-year-old Elena, her family’s overexcited pet dog Olive may be the biggest obstacle of all, as this video from September 9 shows.
Elena was beginning to put one foot in front of the other in her Merseyside home when the pet’s enthusiasm proved to be a bit too much, with the pooch knocking Elena over as she took her tentative steps.
Kylie Cousins, the child’s mother, captured footage of the moment before subsequently posting it on Twitter.
Speaking to Storyful, Cousins said, “Elena has just turned one and is starting to walk. Olive is her dog who was a bit too excited about it and the results are hilarious.”
Despite the knock, Cousins confirmed that Olive didn’t hurt Elena, saying the pair remain “best friends.” Credit: Kylie Cousins via Storyful