Rocky the German Shepherd wags his tail because he can smell his Dad but he doesn’t trust that mask.
Should you prank your dog?
One of the great joys of owning a dog is the never-ending stream of silly hijinks they provide. Dogs are natural clowns, and their silly behavior never fails to bring a smile to our faces. However, there are times when even the most good-natured dog can be the target of a prank. So, should you prank your dog? The answer may depend on your dog’s personality. Some dogs take pranks in stride, shake them off with a good chuckle, and are all the better for it. Other dogs, however, may not find pranks so amusing. If your dog is easily frightened or gets stressed out easily, it’s probably best to steer clear of pranks. In the end, only you know your dog well enough to decide whether pranking them is likely to result in laughs or tears. But one thing is for sure: even the silliest dogs provide us with endless enjoyment.
Dogs are incredibly attuned to facial expressions and body language. As a result, they often have a strong reaction to seeing a human wearing a mask. The mask obscures many of the cues that dogs use to read our emotions, and the sudden change in appearance can be unsettling. In addition, masks can cause dogs to feel threatened or intimidated, especially if they are already afraid of strangers. For these reasons, it’s not surprising that most dogs are scared of humans wearing costume masks. However, there are some exceptions. If a dog is comfortable with his human companion and trusts him implicitly, he may be less likely to be frightened by a mask. In addition, some dogs simply don’t seem to mind wearing costumes or being around people in masks. Regardless of how your dog reacts, it’s always best to take caution when bringing him around strangers in costume.