Dog comes up with genius hack to play fetch with himself - by digging a trench

This very clever border collie dug himself a trench in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone so he could play fetch with a stick all by himself.

The clip, filmed on June 8 in the village of Benburb, shows the moment Louie grabs the stick, balances it on the trench, puts his nose underneath and catapults it into the air before catching it. He then repeats the smart trick again and again.

"Louie dug the trench so he could throw the stick up in the air for himself! This game never gets old!" Louie's owner Ellie told Newsflare.