35-year-old Gregory Dale Lanier was shot and injured by his pet dog in Highlands County, Florida, USA on Saturday.
The victim was driving with his pet pooch on the weekend, when the dog kicked the .380 pistol, that was on the floor of the vehicle.
The 35-year-old thought his weapon was unloaded, but after hearing an explosion, he felt burning on his leg and realised that the gun had discharged. Lanier was not seriously injured and is now recovering.
The police are not expected to file murder charges on the dog and have labeled the shooting an accident.