They may be adorable, but puppies can wreak their fair share of mischief. One look at her cute little face might be enough to make you buckle, but sometimes owners just gotta be the bad guy.
A couple’s creative attempt to punish their pup for biting it left TikTok users in hysterics.
User Kat (@plxybxybxnny) posted a video to the platform on Oct. 12 of her partner holding her pooch Beast in the air over his head.
The sad face of the little guy who called it “air prison” melted users’ hearts. In just two days, the post has garnered 2.8 million likes and almost 10 million views.
A 2021 study looked at dog chewing behavior and found, unsurprisingly, that puppies and younger dogs were most likely to nibble on household items. However, it is normal for dogs of all ages to enjoy chewing as it keeps their jaws strong and healthy. 94 percent of owners surveyed said they give their dogs edible chews, while 83 percent preferred non-edible options like chew toys.
According to PetMD, it’s standard for puppies to use their teeth while playing or exploring the world around them.
Although it may not be fun for their owners, puppies learn by biting objects, people, or other dogs. It helps them understand sensory aspects like taste or texture, but also whether biting that particular item is a good idea.
Teething also starts around 12 to 16 weeks of age, which gives puppies an extra incentive to chew on your sofa or TV remote. Buying teething toys can help curb this behavior and soothe sore gums when the adult teeth come out.
Pinching or biting while playing is also normal. Puppies often bite their siblings to entice them to play, and this is important in teaching them the difference between a “play” bite and a painful one. If your pup bites you, PetMD recommends that you “make a high-pitched noise and stop interacting with your pup immediately” so they understand not to do so in the future.
‘walkers lose ground privileges’
In the post, Kat’s partner is lying on her bed, holding Beast directly above her. The definition of puppy dog eyes, TikTok users couldn’t get enough of Beast’s devastated expression.
“He plans,” commented @dustermakesmebuster.
“This is the beginning of their villain era,” agreed Ren.
“He’s sorry to free my boy,” Natalieirwin demanded.
“Walkers are losing their ground rights,” wrote @slimlinechronic. “Sorry sir, I don’t make the rules.”
A few users shared their own experiences of using Air Jail, with SluggishHedgewitch calling themselves a “fan” of the tech.
“Thankfully my dog is a good listener now because she’s grown up,” she added.
“Air prison is the only thing that has worked for my dog,” Heather said. “It gave him time to think about his decisions and after that he was always a good boy.”
“My dogs were in air prison the whole time they were babies,” wrote Jodie Garibay.
While Tori Stuht commented, “My dog loves air prisons so he would think it was a treat.”
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