Dogs are pretty smart and loyal. We have the video to prove it.

This happened on a beach in Turkey. A woman was playing fetch with her dog. While mom was distracted, her made a break for the ocean. The spaniel quickly ends playtime and lays down in front the baby, stopping the child from crawling into the water.

Dogs can be better than humans, especially the human that was shooting the video instead of stopping the child.

Feel free to share your story of intelligence or heroism on the part of your dog in the comments.

Learn more about raising a happy, loyal dog with Cesar Millan at the Centre on November 23, sponsored by Pets 1st.