Dogs are curious creatures, especially when they are puppies. Bodie the golden retriever recently went viral on TikTok after finding his owners’ “spy camera.”
The adorable CCTV footage has delighted hundreds and thousands of internet users as a curious Bodie can be seen sniffing the camera lens.
The clip was uploaded to an account dedicated to the dog (@goodboybodie) which regularly goes viral. This time, the video has been viewed 487,000 times and more than 68,000 likes. To watch the video, click here.
Superimposed on the video, the text explains: “Teaching Bodie how to stay home alone outside his cage”, followed by “but he quickly found our spy camera”.
Teaching a puppy to be alone is just as important as potty training, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).
This is to ensure that they can remain calm and collected when their owners go out, because let’s face it, a dog can’t be attached to an owner’s hip all the time. With work, social or even family commitments, a dog is going to be alone at some point in its life, so it is best to train it as a puppy to avoid problems in the future.
The AKC website has provided the following techniques:
- Use a safe containment area: To create a positive experience for the puppy, place food and toys in a crate or exercise pen so he associates it with positive experiences.
- Learn to spend time alone by leaving your puppy in the containment area with a distraction such as a chew toy, then quietly exit the room. Come back immediately and reward him, then repeat but increase his alone time and reward him for not making a fuss while you are out of the room.
- Consider hiring a puppy sitter if you will be away from home for eight hours or more.
A puppy who cries in a confinement area has not yet associated the area with good things or has been there too long. If not, the AKC encourages owners to avoid getting into the habit of letting them out when they become agitated, otherwise they will think the whining is opening the door and attracting attention. Instead, reduce the time they spend in the zone and build the time more slowly.
It appears that Bodie has already been crate trained and is now allowed to roam freely when he is home alone. But owners can still monitor it through the camera.
So far, nearly 100 TikTok users have commented on the video, with one user saying: “This discovery just ruined all of his mischief plans for the day!”
“I always wonder how scavengers find cameras? Maybe it’s just a new object with a familiar smell that attracts them?” » asked another.
News week contacted @goodboybodie for comment via email. We have not been able to verify the details of the case.
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