Dog Trainer Proposes With Pooch And Tennis Ball | Happily TV

A professional dog trainer proposed to his high school sweetheart with help from his pooch after hiding the ring inside a modified tennis ball. Alex Lopez, 28, from Long Beach, California, and girlfriend of 11 years, Julia Flores, 27, are both big dog lovers so he wanted to include dogs when he popped the question. First, Alex needed to think of an occasion – so he settled on his birthday, in January, as he knew family would be in attendance. Many family members hadn't been able to gather over the holidays, so a late gift exchange would also provide the perfect cover for when he decided to give Julia the best gift of all. Alex purchased a custom-made tennis ball, which also operated as a ring box when opened. Then, he planned for the final gift exchange to be between his mom and his dog, Zeke, so Zeke could open the ball and Alex could then get down on one knee. The moment played out as planned, with Alex – who joked he was "sweating bullets" with nerves beforehand – opening the ball and then asking if everyone wanted to see a trick. He gave the ball to Zeke, who took it in his mouth, before passing it back to Alex. Straight after that exchange, a smooth Alex moved down on to one knee, holding the open ball out in front of him to Julia, who immediately started sobbing when she saw the ring.