09/30/2011 at 01:00 PM EDT
When you're fed up with the samba, what's a Dancing with the Stars
hopeful to do? If you're Kristin Cavallari
you cuddle up to a furry friend!
"I had a rough day rehearsing. I started to pick it up at the end but the samba is hard!!" Cavallari Tweeted
Thursday. During a break from practice, the dressed-down reality star was spotted hanging out with a super-affectionate pooch, who planted a wet kiss on her face as her partner Mark Ballas held the dog's leash.
The pair laughed and smiled while hanging out with the friendly visitor outside their Beverly Hills dance studio. Let's hope the mutt gave her all the motivation she needs to nail those steps!