Dogs love playing. Whether that’s with their owners, other humans, or other dogs, it doesn’t matter. They just love playing. However, as they get older they get slower and more tired. Their capacity for play decreases. One excitable puppy really wanted to play with an older dog, who just wasn’t interested. That’s when she hatched a cunning plan to get some attention.
This cute puppy decided to fake her own death in order to get some attention! Her intentions were that the older dog would worry and feel guilty. In her little puppy brain, this guilt would lead to extended play time.
Some people claim that the puppy was taught to “play dead”, but you can hear the audio of the video, and the owner shouts no such command. She really is just a clever, sneaky dog.
Despite seemingly being filmed on a potato, the footage has been watched almost 2.5 million times. Commenters loved the cute puppy.
One said, “I can watch this over and over again and still just as hard as I did the first time. How’s the pup doing today?” User Pottery Mania did not get a response.
Another wrote, “This dog knows exactly what it did. After it falls over it lifts its head to see if her mate is watching then she jumps up and starts playing again. This is one “VERY SMART” dog!! Too funny!!”
Commenter Barbara Turner thought the video was “Absolutely hilarious! That’s got to be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen a dog do “off the cuff!” Talented pointers!”
We agree with that. Honestly, we can’t stop watching the video. It’s so funny!
What do you think of this pup’s devious playtime trick? Let us know in the comments, and share with any dog-lovers who need to see this! You can also check out similar stories on Happiest.