Puppy Overcomes Fear Of Spiders With Giant Robotic Bug
People say that, over time, dogs start to resemble their owners, both in looks and in behavior. Whether it’s the animals that start imitating their humans or the humans start to identify themselves with their dogs, it doesn’t matter, there are hundreds of photos and videos online where dogs look and behave almost exactly like the dog owners!
This applies, unfortunately, to having fears. And what is the oldest and most spread type of fear amongst people? Spiders, of course, what else!
Hairy legs? Check. 8, not 6, not 4 legs? Double check. Creepy looking eyes that seem like they’re staring right through to your soul? Also check. Scares the living daylights out of you? Hella check. These are the reactions people have when they say that have this intense fear of those 8-legged creepers.
Arachnophobia is a serious and one of the most widespread phobias on this planet and you can blame it all on our ancestors’ survival instincts. True, not all spiders are venomous, but our forefathers knew better than to tread in areas populated by these bugs.
It would seem that humans aren’t the only creatures on Earth that suffer from the crippling fear of spiders; Jack Russell pups feel it too! Check out how this little pup faced his fears with grace and conquered his fear.
Sparky is an 8-week-old Jack Russell Terrier who comes face to face with a very large remote controlled spider. The big, red, fluffy spider is taunting poor little Sparky, so he does what he knows best: he barks at the top of his lungs, hoping to scare the creepy crawler away.
At first, he is cautious and inspects the spider, but soon he gathers his courage and picks it up by the leg in a show of victory!
We are sticking to dogs now and their irrational fears by which our cuties approximate our human behavior. Take a look at the following video where a labrador puppy hides from the vacuum cleaner!
The cute 10-month Labrador puppy does not have those manifestations we were talking about. It surely is afraid by the weird looking noisy machine that his owner is dragging about the house, but the fear in him can rather be placed in the “fear of the unknown” category. It is simply too young to understand that in just a few months’ time, he will be dozing off peacefully ion the carpet and the owner would use the same vacuum to clean his coat and give him a bit of massage along the way. What a young, naïve pup!
But, we all must admit that his reaction is priceless! Not only that he found the perfect nook between the wall and the sofa as his hiding place, he also pretends he is not even there! The glittering eyes are carefully observing the trajectory of the scary vacuum cleaner, and when he thinks there is no escape, he shoves his nose in the corner, pretending either that the boogie gadget and the entire world just isn’t there anymore or that he himself has become invisible. What an adorably childish thig to do little pup!
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