Gotcha! Covetous Canines Fetchingly Pranked by Stuffed Dog Puppet [Vid

Christina Peden
by Christina Peden
Watch as these dogs are hilariously duped by a puppet, a planter and a bone fit for a king.

Scientists have already discovered that your dog gets jealous when you pay attention to another pooch, but what happens when they’re faced with a spazzy yap-meister of a dog (or in this case, a puppet) with a mouth-wateringly delicious bone that they would positively love to nosh on?

Just for Laughs usually pulls pranks on mammals of the human variety; this time, they decided to turn the tables on our furry friends.

The JFL crew set up a hidden camera in a local park and got down to business, setting up a fake planter box (which housed a human puppeteer) for the dog puppet to chill out beside. The puppet also had a rather delectable-looking bone that would be hard for any pooch to resist.

The dogs initially approached with caution, some trying to greet the puppet with tails-a-wagging. But when the dogs get too close, the stuffed dog goes berserk — scaring the tails off the real pups, who were surely thinking, “OMG OMG OMG!! I just wanted to play… get me outta here!”

Not to worry, though. The dogs pull it together and hilariously fight (or in this case, bark) back. Keep your eyes peeled for the black lab, who ultimately puts the ornery imposter puppet in its place! Watch the video below.

Christina Peden
Christina Peden

Christina Peden is a lifelong animal lover and avid wordsmith. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Ryan where they are proud pet parents to puppy, Matilda and cat, Oscar. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying Toronto, Canada's all-too-short patio season, taking advantage of the city's numerous parks or curled up with a good book.

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