Golden Retriever dog holding biscuit

Golden Retriever’s Response to Missing Snack Time Rejoices the Internet

A golden retriever The dog’s hilarious reaction after finding out his owner was snacking without him has taken the internet down a notch.

In a TikTok video shared Friday, user puppyy520 showed their dog waking up from a nap and found that “my mom was eating snacks while I was sleeping.”

In the videothe pup walks out of a room looking expectant and confused, in a look viewers have likened to “disappointment.”

“The audacity,” wrote a commenter accompanying the video, which now has more than 1.2 million views.

“Apologies to him now,” said another TikToker, as one viewer wrote: “What the fluff.”

It may seem like a coincidence, but research shows that our canine friends can tell when we’re remembering snacks for them.

In 2021, a study published in the journal Scientific Reports revealed how dogs react when people deliberately keep snacks away from them.

Golden Retriever dog with cookie
A stock photo of a Golden Retriever dog holding her dog biscuit in her mouth on a dark background. The internet has been raving about a dog’s reaction to missing snack time after a video was viewed more than 1.2 million times.
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The study observed 51 dogs because they were separated from their owners by a glass barrier. Inside the barrier was an opening where people could pass food to their pup, which was shown to the dog beforehand.

Setting up three conditions to study the different responses of the dog participants included a case where the people were about to give the dog a treat through the opening before changing their mind; another where the food was “dropped” before it could reach the dog; and one where people tried to give the treat but were stopped by the opening that was blocked.

The dogs’ reactions differed unbelievably between the instances.

When their owners changed their mind about giving the food, dogs were less likely to reach the barrier than if humans had dropped the food or couldn’t reach it. The dogs that were visibly denied the treats were also more likely to lie down and wag their tails less than the others.

Another viewer of the viral video noted “the betrayal,” while another person wrote, “How dare you, Mom?”

“It’s the pursed lips that do it for me,” another comment said, “My goudie used to do the same thing.”

Earlier this year another dog attracted viral attention when he was refused a treat and took matters into his own paws.

The 7-month-old German Shepherd used his jaw to gently open the cabinet of his treats before heading out with a bag of treats in a robbery that made the internet ridicule.

news week has contacted puppyy520 for comment.

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