A dog that plays video games and is also one of the best in the world? Ready to meet Peanut Butter and his human?

When you tell someone they are a dog with video games or any other skill it usually means to offend and make fun of the gamer in question.

A dog that plays video games exists and is even good! – Sjbeez

But there is apparently a dog who is actually one of the best gamers on the planet, capable of running speedruns that garner millions of views. Obviously it’s a game that the dog, a Shiba Inu called Peanut Butter, plays perhaps without even realizing it together with his human.

In a recent interview, the streamer who plays Peanut Butter together wanted to tell how this particular passion of theirs was born and how his dog actually controls the video game. A story that demonstrates that, even without invoking science fiction, the other creatures that inhabit the planet with us have a lot to give and are capable of doing much more than we think.

Peanut Battle and his human, between video games and Covid

Interviewed by colleagues at IGN, JSR said he met Peanut Butter during the Covid period, after having been on the waiting list to receive a Shiba Inu as a companion dog to overcome the forced loneliness due to the pandemic. The relationship between human and dog immediately became very close and the extremely intelligent animal learned a whole series of tricks which however quickly became stale and it is here that the streamer came up with the idea of ​​trying to teach his dog to play video games.

A Shiba Inu speedruns like a pro, the story of Peanut Butter – Sjbeez

JSR made Peanut Butter a controller by piecing together pieces of a GameCube PC adapter, an emulator to give the dog something to play with, and an old arcade controller. Creating the controller, however, was only half the undertaking because the other half, the streamer continues, was trying to actually teach the dog to play.

Or rather, to execute the commands that his human gives him with such speed that the result is an input that is transmitted to the game and which in turn results in the correct action. We are therefore not faced with an animal that plays autonomously as in other experiments conducted on animals by one of Elon Musk’s companies but with a new way to play with your pet.

With time and patience, even in activities that perhaps he would have no way of fitting into. Peanut Butter may never know that he is a video game speedrunner dog but he will certainly remember how much fun it was to play anything and in any situation with his human.