Unfortunately for Carol, that was short-lived.
A few moments later, the Labrador apparently tired of her TV appearance and made a bolt for it, taking Carol with her and leaving her face down on the ground.
“We’ve got a Kirkwood down!” Dan announced. “Someone save Carol!”
After gathering herself and putting her earpiece back in, which had been knocked out during the tumble, Carol assured her co-hosts she was doing alright, adding: “She’s a very strong girl, Flash.”
Fortunately, Carol saw the funny side of the gaffe, and quickly reposted it on her Twitter page later in the morning:
However, regular BBC Breakfast viewers will know this isn’t the first time that Carol has found herself at the centre of a canine-related blunder.
Last summer, she found herself tongue-tied while presenting live from Greenwich Park, where she highlighted just how many dog-walkers could be seen around her.
“We’ve seen lots of doggers,” she announced, before quickly correcting herself, adding: “Not doggers of course. Lots of dog walkers and joggers around here during the course of this morning.”
BBC Breakfast airs every weekday from 6am on BBC One.