Dog's Hilarious Stick Collecting Habit Goes Viral - 'She Has a Problem'

An amused dog owner has given pet fans a glimpse of her labrador's obsession with sticks.

Dogs love sticks for any number of reasons.

Whether it's the fact that their wooden spongy texture makes them perfect for chewing or that they are in bountiful supply when foraging during a walk, sticks are a constant source of fascination and enjoyment to the average canine.

But Wrigley the labrador is no ordinary dog.

While some pet pooches are probably happy having maybe one or two sticks to chew on, Wrigley has set her sights a little higher.

In a video shared to TikTok by her owner, the extent of Wrigley's love of all things stick-shaped was showcased in all its glory.

Opening the door to her house, Wrigley's owner was amused to discover an array of sticks and small logs waiting for her.

A second later, the culprit revealed herself, with Wrigley shown trotting in from around the side of the property carrying another log.

Her owner is heard to shout "Wrigley" as the dog drops what she is carrying and bounds over to her.

The video was posted to the wrigleysadventures TikTok alongside the caption "she has a problem." It can be viewed here.

The amusing footage has been watched 7.5 million times with many users full of praise for Wrigley's wood-fetching efforts.

"This could work out really well in the winter," Clay Walker wrote. "Is she for lease?" mountainman423 asked. "She's 985% more effective than my two teenagers at this task."

Leandra Steele Craig commented: "You can't even get kids nowadays to go get wood for the stove or fireplace! Wrigley, you're hired!"

One of the best comments, meanwhile, came from Baysandonmytoes who quipped: "She's a branch manager."

Others seemed concerned Wrigley might be committing theft. "This dog is straight up stealing someone's fire wood," Jeniaca wrote.

Wrigley's owner was quick to shoot that suggestion down though, writing: "The firewood does belong to us. Our property has a lot of dead trees so during the summer we cut some of them down."

Newsweek has contacted wrigleysadventures for comment.

Dr. Antoinette Martin, a Vet from North Carolina, told Southern Living: "Dogs and especially puppies explore the world with their mouths so looking for and picking up sticks is only natural."

She also noted that certain types of dog have an affinity for carrying something in their mouths and may continue to carry sticks and other items if it garners a positive reaction from their owners.

"Retrievers and lab breeds, for example, love to have a toy, such as a ball or stuffed animal, in their mouth at all times," Dr. Martin said. "They may also be positively rewarded by an owner's actions and therefore continue to do this behavior."

One dog's love of sticks ended in disaster recently after they tried to bring it into the house in an effort that resulted in several broken items and much hilarity.

Elsewhere, a canine went viral after their owner created a selfie stick for them to use with the results proving memorable to say the least.

A labrador carrying a giant stick.
A file photo of a labrador carrying a giant stick. Wrigley's owner has offered up a look at her dog's new obsession. Chalabala/Getty