A video on social media of a Doberman dog named Obi wreaking havoc while his owners are out and about has sent the internet into a frenzy.
The viral video, which had been caught on a pet camera, filmed the dog running around his house and taking his chance to jump on furniture that he wouldn’t normally be allowed to handle.
The TikTok clip captured the excitable Doberman jumping over his cage and then onto a large dining table.
A caption on the video read: “Buying a camera to see what our dog is up to today,” while the video creator had written below the post: “How long has he been up to this?”
While the Doberman seems to just be having fun, many dogs choose to break the rules when left alone as a result of separation anxiety.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) writes online that dogs, especially younger, more energetic pups, have a tendency to become destructive when left alone for long periods. of time due to feelings of anxiety building up.
Separation anxiety is an emotional condition when dogs feel symptoms of stress, discomfort, or nervousness when away from their owner or “safe person” for an extended period of time.
“One of the most common complaints from pet owners is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone,” the ASPCA writes on its website.
“Your dogs may urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig, or try to escape. While these problems often indicate that a dog needs to be taught good house manners, they can also be signs of distress.”
“Some dogs suffering from separation anxiety become agitated when their guardians prepare to leave. Others appear anxious or depressed before their guardians’ departure or when their guardians are not present,” the ASPCA added.
What do the comments say?
Since @ObiTheDoby shared it on the social media platform on March 24, the TikTok post has been viewed more than 4.2 million times and liked by more than 467,000 users. Many users have shared their fun at the viral moment in the comments section below the post.
“The floor is lava,” wrote one user.
“He likes to be tall,” another user added.
The TikTok post can be seen here.
news week reached out to @ObiTheDoby for comment via Instagram.
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