To confirm that the pet Rudowski spotted that day was indeed a pup (and not, say, a human in a dog costume), The Dodo reached out to Colleen Susko. She’s friends with the dog’s owner, and confirms that the scene above is legit.
“The dog's name is Eli. He's a miniature poodle. He's always done that,” Susko told The Dodo, adding that it’s not the result of training, but rather something he does naturally when he’s excited.