09/07/2012 at 03:00 PM EDT
Sarah Hyland's dog is a natural performer!
The Modern Family
star's 2-year-old maltipoo, Barkley, can do circus-worthy tricks on command.
"Kid you not he stayed on my back like this for a good 3 full minutes. #circusdog," Hyland wrote with a WhoSay photo
of the pooch perched on her back.
It's not the first time the actress has acknowledged her dog's talents. Shortly after she adopted Barkley a few years ago, she told PEOPLE
that modeling may be in his future.
"Every time we take a picture of him he looks right into the lens," she said. "He'd be a great dog model."