As the six hungry pitbulls surround the four-year-old girl, viewers of this video may be forgiven for believing there can only be one outcome. Each dog is far heavier and more powerful than the small child. Almost 120,000 people however have seen how the youngster fearlessly controls the dogs surrounding her and may be able to take a leaf out of her book.

Like a conductor standing in front of an orchestra, she waves her hands to issue instructions to her pack. The woman behind the camera announces ‘feeding time’ and tells the young girl to ‘go ahead and call them in there’.

The Mini Dog Whisperer tells the dogs to sit and starts thanking the dogs individually for obeying her commands.