Jeremy Corbyn has had enough trouble trying to control his MPs in the past few months, and now it seems a dog has given him the same challenge.
The Labour leader was pictured with Acer the Alsatian as he took time out to meet members of the public in Wales on Friday.
But Acer was clearly more interested in whatever was going on elsewhere and made a dash for it – dragging Corbyn with him.
Corbyn was forced to try and dodge around a mother and her pushchair, awkwardly wrapping his arms around her head as he grappled with the boisterous dog.
One onlooker said: He was in a dreadful muddle.
He had been visiting Wales after attending the funeral of veteran MP Paul Flynn who died February 17 at the age of 84.
Corbyn has had a rocky few months as party leader, and last month eight of his MPs quit the party to form the Independent Group.
Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes and Ann Coffey all quit in protest at Jeremy Corbyns leadership over Brexit and the partys handling of anti-Semitism allegations.