The top dog in Santa Barbara’s City Council election in November may be in fact, a dog.

Every dog has its day and a black Labrador retriever named Woody is enjoying his. Woody is featured in a spoof campaign ad for the upcoming election.

“One candidate has been groomed to lead the way,” the announcer states in a dramatic fashion while the camera pans to man’s best friend wagging his tail. “It’s time to let common sense off the leash.”

Brian Peddicord, one of the creators of the film spot, told Central Coast News that he was inspired by the commercials of local candidates who are actually running for office this fall. He wanted to have some fun with it and garner some publicity for his site, Created in SB, which seeks to “give people a local’s perspective on our community” through his passion for digital video and photography.

Watch Woody’s campaign spot below: