We can learn a lot from our pups about love, loyalty, and facing fears. Dogs have phobias just like humans, but sometimes they can summon the courage to deal with what they’re afraid of. Here are a few pups who found creative and funny ways to be brave in the face of fear.
1. If You Can’t See It, It Doesn’t Exist
Queso is a cowardly Pit Bull who has an odd fear. He doesn’t like doorways. But he’s found the solution for getting from room to room. He just does it backwards. For some reason, if he doesn’t have to look at the doorway, he’s just fine. The pooch takes on the entrance tail-first, and all is well.
2. The Deep End Is No Problem
Rosie’s ball drifted to the deep end of the pool, but that won’t stop her from getting it. She’s not about to get all wet, so she simply makes the deep end into the shallow end. She takes the nice, safe kiddie pool, launches it like a raft, and paddles her way to the prize. She didn’t even have to get her head wet.
3. Create A Diversion
Bo the Golden Retriever knows it’s bad luck when a black cat is in your path, and Chevy the cat isn’t moving. Bo isn’t about to tempt fate, so he calls in the big dog to take care of him. Fenway the German Shepherd takes one for the team and chases Chevy away. It helps to have friends in low places.
4. Wait It Out
The Golden Retriever in this video isn’t fond of the toy Godzilla marching towards him, so he finds a nice hiding spot in the tub. He has a nice vantage point to keep an eye on the tiny monster. Then, when the beast is looking the other way, the pooch makes his move and hauls it out of there. What else can you do when the king of monsters attacks?
5. The Floor Is Lava
This Boxer is not fond of wood floors. It’s not far from the couch to the rug, but he’s still not happy about it. He throws a pillow down just to shorten the distance. He makes sure every other route is not an option before he finally takes the two steps at a brisk pace. He has a lot to say about overcoming that obstacle, but you’d be excited too if you conquered your greatest fear.
6. Teach Me Your Ways
The older Golden Retriever in this video has been to the park a lot, and she knows just how fun the slide can be. But her younger sibling isn’t too sure yet. She approaches the slide apprehensively, but the older pup knows sometime you need a good push. Or pull. She grabs the young pup’s leash and tugs her down the slide, then hands the leash over to mama. Now puppy knows there’s nothing to be scared of, and the slide is actually pretty fun.
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