Cats may be famous for their ability to get stuck anywhere and everywhere, but it turns out that dogs are just as capable of getting themselves into sticky situations.
A golden retriever with its head stuck in a curtain delights internet users. Bentley found himself trapped after chewing a hole in the white curtains, giving him a “creepy” figure and allowing his owner to catch him with the red paw.
Posted to TikTok by user @chriscanlon on August 21, the cute clip received nearly 550,000 likes and over 19,000 shares.
A 2021 study conducted by the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, explored how dog owners manage their pet’s chewing behavior.
Surveying 1,439 dog owners, researchers found that 94% of them provided their pet with edible chewing materials, such as meat. Some 83% said they provide edible chew toys, while 73% provide chew toys with food inside. And 51% provided hard chewing material, such as wood.
Previous studies have proposed that chewing is an ancestral trait passed down from wolves, whose diet is mostly prey. This may be why dogs like to bite and tear at edible and inedible objects, and why bowl-fed meals may not satisfy this innate need, leading to chewed shoes, chewed frozen turkeys, and even doors. chewed. However, dogs may also chew on objects in response to emotional stress, caused by separation anxiety or boredom.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), providing chewing materials is not enough to stop dogs from munching on household items. Dogs also need to learn what is okay to chew and what isn’t, but if your pet is particularly destructive, there may be an underlying cause that triggers this behavior.
TikTok users couldn’t get enough of the not-so-cunning dog, who got trapped while his owner Chris was at the store. His “innocent” facial expression was particularly popular, with users suggesting Bentley had been framed.
“HELP FATHER,” Ashlea Wilson joked.
“You can’t be mad, just watch his expression,” user7595272117010 wrote.
“He’s innocent. It fell on his beautiful head,” Frisch & Sons Inc. said.
“He was framed! 100% wasn’t him,” commented Amber L.
Other users have suggested that Bentley is just planning his Halloween costume, with Jenn Pine dubbing him a “cute little ghost”.
“He’s just getting ready for Halloween,” Tiffany Smith said.
“Sir, it’s a ghost,” wrote Lauren Grant.
“The power of Christ compels you,” commented Amy Tapp.
While realgm0neyswag said, “Tell Bentley it’s too early to scare [season]!”
Newsweek has reached out to @chriscanlon for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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