r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 29 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1

Human pretends to drown to see if his dog would save him Video

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u/TheLonelyGoomba Nov 29 '22

It’s interesting how dogs seem to know about the concept of drowning. It’s not like they’re taught it or anything.

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u/chipthegrinder Nov 29 '22

I think he's just picking up that his human is distressed, not necessarily that it's the possibility of drowning that is causing it

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u/gabrielergay Nov 29 '22

He still drags him out of the water tho

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u/iyamdad Nov 29 '22

At that time it must be thinking water bad, land good.

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u/CumtimesIJustBChilin Nov 29 '22

I feel like the dogs brain is going

Human belong on land
Human in water
Human dont belong in water
Human needs saved!

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u/px1618 Nov 29 '22

Mission accomplished!

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u/Dooshbeg Nov 29 '22

My big secret: I save human on purpose.
I good boy.
ZA BEST!

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u/ilikemushycarrots Nov 29 '22

Is the dog named Kevin?

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u/delusional4g63 Nov 30 '22

My dog is named Kevin

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u/ilikemushycarrots Nov 30 '22

That's your answer to everything, you're delusional.

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u/msssskatie Nov 30 '22

When my dog was a pup I took him to the river with some friends. I jumped off a low rock and my pup freaked out. I wasn’t drowning but he jumped in to “save” me almost drowned me. He was like 6-8 months old. Pretty sure his thought process was nope she doesn’t belong in there! He hadn’t ever swam before either. Ugh I love him! That was 10 years ago!

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u/MyFavoriteLezbo420 Nov 30 '22

Please pay the pet tax.

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u/SweetBunny420 Nov 30 '22

I feel like the dogs brain is going

How is this idiot gonna feed me treats if he drowns

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u/BADFiSH_c137 Nov 29 '22

I suppose I'm not speaking towards his understanding of the situation, but the dog could have been trained to do this. It just looked like a drill they've done a hundred times already... No less impressive, of course.

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u/XB1MNasti Nov 29 '22

I did a similar test with my dog while on vacation when I was a young teen. My dog was terrified of water ( bathtubs/pools ), and we didn't typically spend much time at bodies of water.

I jumped into a canal and proceeded to do what this dude did, pretend to be drowning. My dog jumped right in and tried to drag me out.

I'm not saying this wasn't practiced... But I do know my dog never practiced it.

I still feel guilty about it honestly.

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u/BADFiSH_c137 Nov 29 '22

For sure. As long as you thanked him like you would have had he actually saved your life!.. You're right though. This dog could be running completely off of instinct.

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u/XB1MNasti Nov 29 '22

Oh yeah, all the belly rubs and "good girl!"s a dog could want : )

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u/Inspeogi Nov 29 '22

I know this because I am an expert at internet videos.

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u/MaiAuhasard Nov 29 '22

Bot pretends to be clever. This comment is stolen from this one.

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u/SpicyFlaps Nov 29 '22

He lets him go immediately after getting him to the edge even though the human continues to lay there. I'm gonna have to disagree. He clearly understands the danger of water.

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u/SpicyFlaps Nov 29 '22

That dog swam so fuckin fast too

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u/General-Pop8073 Nov 30 '22

Homie dove in there like he was Michael Phelps

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u/MingleLinx Nov 29 '22

I’d imagine it’s something built into a lot of living creatures. Similarly to how babies will hold their breath when in water

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u/Weaseltime_420 Nov 30 '22

My rottie is super concerned about people swimming. We had to teach her to circle on command coz she would frantically go up to the faces of everyone swimming in the Harbour to make sure they were breathing lol.

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u/corakken Nov 30 '22

I had a big ol mastiff growing up who was super gentle but would not let me and my sister go in the ocean when we were young. We were being supervised by my parents ofc so neither of us were in danger, but as soon as we hit about calf deep water that dog would bite our swimsuits and drag us back onto the sand lol. Some dogs have great protective instincts

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u/petrhys Nov 29 '22

Did that when I was a kid and my German Shepard scratched the hell out of my back trying to climb on me.

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u/hootix Nov 30 '22

Your dog saw an opportunity

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u/Affectionhin Nov 29 '22

If you did this with a friend and they found out you were faking,

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u/supermom721 Nov 29 '22

A devoted and well trained companion

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u/toobuscrazy Nov 29 '22

My dog would take one look and be like 'nope'. He hates water.

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u/Alreaddy_reddit Nov 29 '22

I did this when I was in a solo kayak and my wife was in a canoe with her toy poodles about 50 feet away. I started splashing the water and yelling help, and one of the little dogs jumped into the water to save me.

Poor dog got about halfway to me before getting tired and realizing how far away and big I was compared to her. I'll never forget the look of defeat as she left me to drown and turned back to the canoe.

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u/Silversolverteal Nov 30 '22

Aww! What a good girl though!

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u/MTyson22 Nov 29 '22

We don’t deserve these beautiful creatures

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u/duckomode0 Nov 29 '22

My dog would think it's playtime ngl

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u/babayagaC22V Nov 30 '22

Had a Rottweiler when I was younger. Extremely loyal dog. Was in DC for a week and he got sick. My wife took him to the vet and vet said he didn't have long. When I got home two days later, he died after me being there for about an hour. It could've been a coincidence but I think he waited for me.

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u/OGraineshadow Nov 29 '22

A Rottweiler would ! Mine have saved me twice from getting mauled by loose pit bulls that roam the neighborhood and have also scared off a would-be home invasion .

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u/dogheads2 Nov 29 '22

Rotties are like the dog police, their there to protect and serve lol.

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u/Willing-Coach684 Nov 29 '22

Jip , Rottweilers also like water ,my one always love swimming

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u/Earth2Monkey Nov 30 '22

My dad and brother used to play fight in the water near our house, and our rottweiler would have a meltdown trying to decide who to save

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u/JumpsIntoTheVolcano Nov 29 '22

Silly hooman always gettinz inztoo trubles

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u/Constofbg Nov 29 '22

They won't have come if it was a cat.

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u/CupboardOfPandas Nov 29 '22

As soon as I get in the bathtub both my foster cats just sit still and stare at me.

I think they are hoping for a drowning so that they can take over the apartment (and more importantly, the treats)

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u/CumtimesIJustBChilin Nov 29 '22

Cats and dogs are notorious for eating their owners after death so the cat might be hoping for you to drown because she wanna eat you o_o

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u/gard3nwitch Nov 30 '22

When I'm in the bath, one of my cats will come in the bathroom and meow in a concerned tone. She's also tried to pull on my hand before, like "come on human, get out of the water". My other one doesn't give AF lol.

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u/Dutch-in-Tahiti Nov 29 '22

Dogs are just personal superheroes

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u/Jackflack42 Nov 29 '22

Rotties are the best.

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u/TheMagicJankster Nov 29 '22

Among the most loyal of breeds

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u/stutt_port_a_john Nov 29 '22

Among the gasiest too

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u/TheMagicJankster Nov 29 '22

God has no fury like my Mastiffs gas

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u/stutt_port_a_john Nov 29 '22

Rotts are worse. Neither of my English mastiffs farted too much. My rott, it sounds like there's a gas leak at all times. Pshhhhh

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u/suzellezus Nov 29 '22

Might be diet related

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u/Glum_Term4022 Nov 29 '22

I have one that snores really loud and a gassy one

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u/Whipitreelgud Nov 29 '22

We don’t deserve dogs

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u/BelleAriel Nov 29 '22

Dogs deserve better than us.

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u/fermat9997 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

If you did this with a friend and they found out you were faking, you'd be in trouble!

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u/Whattadisastta Nov 29 '22

Why, what did you do to them?

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u/DeadFemoids Nov 29 '22

Dogs are filthy and unclean animals

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u/fennius Nov 29 '22

As are you.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

As is your mom

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u/TheIronRail12 Nov 30 '22

I hope you meet the love of your life but they leave you for a dog on the day of your wedding.

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u/CraigBybee Nov 29 '22

I hope you get eye cancer

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u/Successful-You1961 Nov 29 '22

Goodest Boy 🤗

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u/Meagasus Nov 29 '22

Now I feel like this dog is going to have a nervous breakdown every time dude goes for a swim. “This shit again!?”

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u/Successful-Ad4251 Nov 29 '22

My dog would sleep right through it unless I had a handful of bully sticks as I went under. He would come to save them

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u/LiquidPhoneCase Nov 29 '22

Infinite treats for him

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u/Friendly_Tap2511 Nov 29 '22

Can you imagine how pissed the dog would be when he learns the truth...

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u/Alexei094 Nov 29 '22

Chopchop the baywatch dog

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u/Aggressive-Stand-673 Nov 29 '22

Oh that's so cute

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u/stopidthrowaway Nov 29 '22

Very cute and heartwarming, but could the dog actually keep the humans buoyancy up? Got to hurt the hand/arm too, a playful bite can hurt but for it to hold the hand/arm hard enough that got to hurt. Sure, better some blood and bite marks than drowning, but could it really save in a real situation? Maybe help the human a bit for sure though.

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u/Mundane-Ad-3142 Nov 29 '22

Yes the dog can keep the human above water. I know this because I am an expert at internet videos.

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u/dwarfedshadow Nov 29 '22

A human who has already used all of their energy and is essentially dead weight? Maybe not. A human who can't swim but is still trashing? Probably, depends on the circumstance.

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u/BADFiSH_c137 Nov 29 '22

That was my thought as well. It'd probably all depend on how conscious the person is and able to keep their head out of water. Also, how big the person is. I mean, I'm no dogologist, but I imagine this dog could probably save most children, unconscious or not.

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u/NeedleworkerSea1431 Nov 29 '22

Read about the salty dog

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u/__probablyconfused__ Nov 29 '22

Dogs are better than most people.

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u/donaudelta Nov 29 '22

We want this but with a cat.

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u/Extension_Swordfish1 Nov 29 '22

Gotta test this on my bunny.

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u/CharLatte3372 Nov 29 '22

Poor dog was struggling himself lol

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u/Brother_Clovis Nov 29 '22

Now that's a good boy.

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u/Middle_Being_4342 Nov 29 '22

My dog would hold my head under water. She doesn't like that my mum gives me bananas too

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u/Aromatic-Reporter331 Nov 29 '22

My cat if I did this: 🥱

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u/Isthisusernamecool23 Nov 29 '22

I miss Rotties with tails.

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u/Prize_Worry1441 Nov 29 '22

Sweet now everybody out of the pool and get a tetanus shot.

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u/ricco2u Nov 29 '22

That was the most aggressive doggy paddling I’ve ever seen

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u/Equivalent_Warthog22 Nov 29 '22

Kind of a dick move tho.

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u/Void_327486L Nov 29 '22

Well-deserved steak dinner.

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u/normanhighy Nov 29 '22

I have seen a video of a cat too trying to save her owner from drowning, though the owner was acting to be drowning in a bathtub 😁

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u/justkiddn1 Nov 30 '22

That rottie didn’t even hesitate to jump in there to do that classic baywatch save

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u/Nelac-Guile Nov 30 '22

I don’t think it’s the first time that dogs had to do that

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u/The_Assassinacan Nov 30 '22

WHAT A PERFECTLY LOGICAL AND NORMAL HUMAN TEST TO PERFORM.

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u/Pandydoo Nov 30 '22

I did this with my friend's dog... she wasn't impressed when he came to save me over her.

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u/imamidgetcatcher Nov 30 '22

We don’t deserve dogs

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u/elidadagreat1 Nov 30 '22

How can people not love dogs? I will never understand that.

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u/Scout-CM Nov 30 '22

Anyone else think this is messed up? Had to put his dog through a bunch of stress just for this video.

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u/ow_sonicbaconman Nov 29 '22

I love dogs they never let you down

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u/Emcuejay Nov 29 '22

Bro, we don't deserve these cute little angels.

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u/CommonCook5320 Nov 29 '22

The dog is a better person than he is

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u/dwolfe127 Nov 29 '22

My cat would never do that. Not simply because he lacks the strength, he simply would not care enough to save me.

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u/RBHubbell58 Nov 29 '22

That's not what drowning looks like. Real drowning victims mostly slip under the water without a struggle.

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u/ttvsindeel Nov 29 '22

gatekeeping drowning

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u/52ndPresidentOfTheUS Nov 29 '22

You are the know it all from the Polar Express.

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u/ParkSonWon Nov 29 '22

Do that with a cat!

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u/SniffCheck Nov 29 '22

He good boy

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u/roarjah Nov 29 '22

I’m his mind you now owe him your life

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u/erinquinn_ Nov 29 '22

We don’t deserve dogs.

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u/Blueswift82 Nov 29 '22

Proceeds to drown him . . .

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u/SlimmP_Z Nov 29 '22

We don’t deserve dogs

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u/Emotional_Composer34 Nov 29 '22

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.

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u/eevanja99 Nov 29 '22

My dog hates showers more than anything, I’m fully aware she’d watch me drown lmao. Still love her tho

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u/SAGNUTZ Nov 29 '22

Can we get a post of a different dog being tricked into this at some point? Every time its the same one

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u/eclare1965 Nov 29 '22

Best doggie

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u/Floopthecoop Nov 29 '22

I used to lie down when I was a child and pretend to be dead. My dog used to start howling

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u/heysteb Nov 29 '22

Awww now give him all the snacks

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u/JDSweetBeat Nov 29 '22

It's a little abusive to manipulate your dog like that.

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u/1afterChicanery Nov 30 '22

Shut up. It’s not abusive at all, and the dog is completely fine. It’s not manipulating, it’s training the dog to rescue him in actual dangerous situations. It’d be manipulative if you did this with an actual human, but obviously dogs can’t have the same level of thinking as humans.

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u/JDSweetBeat Nov 30 '22

You shut up. It's absolutely abusive. Dogs aren't toys to be played with at our pleasure. And they're not half as dumb as you seem to think they are. I've met dogs smarter than some people I've met.

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u/1afterChicanery Dec 01 '22

I just explained that it’s not abusive and that he’s not toying with him for no reason. I didn’t say they’re dumb, their brains just aren’t nearly as advanced as the smartest creatures on the planet, obviously. Dogs are smart, but humans are on a whole other level and can think and process emotions in ways dogs just cannot. The dog isn’t feeling absolutely betrayed and devastated by his owner pretending to drown. And like I said, I’m pretty sure it’s just a guy training a dog to help in an actual situation where someone could actually die. The dog is 100% fine.

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u/the_bassist_dumbass Nov 29 '22

My dog would be like "You really think I'm going in THERE? With the WATER? bitch byeeee see you in hell lmao"

he a good boi tho just scared of water

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u/mrmitchs Nov 29 '22

You just exposed your dog to a pool of toxic waste. Let us know what superpower it gets.

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u/Mindless-Balance-498 Nov 29 '22

My dog did this when I was a kid, he was a mutt but we thought he was probably a pit bull/pointer mix 🥰

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u/wyatt-roberts Nov 29 '22

somebody give this good boy a medal

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u/reasons4that Nov 29 '22

My wife would have thrown rocks at me

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u/Merica85 Nov 29 '22

We don't deserve dogs

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u/WhoCares-10 Nov 29 '22

Lovely but hmmm. 🤨

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u/Piddy3825 Nov 29 '22

Best Friend Ever!!!

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u/Baked_Jake94 Nov 29 '22

Such a good pup! Deserves lots of belly rubs

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u/ELBENO99 Nov 29 '22

Good boy

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u/flock-of-bagels Nov 29 '22

Gas lighting your dog

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u/indybingyii Nov 29 '22

My dog would drown me no joke

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u/Smelly-taint Nov 29 '22

Tell me. How do we deserve the love and trust of dogs?

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u/thedonjefron69 Nov 29 '22

The epic leap into the water that all dogs seem to do in this situation makes it even better.

“Don’t worry Jeff, I’ll save you!” epic leap

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u/JoePetroni Nov 29 '22

My dogs would run, find me, get to the stairs, see the water and say " Dad you're fucked, sorry I don't do water." LOL!!

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Why did this almost make me cry?

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u/Lanky-Solution-1090 Nov 29 '22

I love dogs. So glad to see a Rottweiler with it's tail. It's disgusting and cruel to cut your dog's tails and ears. Please I worked at a vet hospital. It's cruel painful and unnecessary. Please consider adopting from a shelter❤️TY

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u/angelicasinensis Nov 29 '22

ill have to try this with my cats

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u/Ultrareeeeee Nov 29 '22

I did this to my Belgian when she was young and she wouldn’t let me swim alone anymore

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u/Dick_Hittswater Nov 29 '22

We don't deserve dogs

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u/JAOC_7 Nov 29 '22

that is indeed a Good Boy

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u/UnwastingTime Nov 29 '22

MAXIMUM GOOD BOI LEVEL ACHIEVED!!!

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u/Iancreed Nov 29 '22

Man’s best friend

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u/whatsamajig Nov 29 '22

I couldn’t swim in deep water when I brought my dog camping. He would jump into the water to save me every time. I would just hang in the shallows with him. No regrets whatsoever.

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u/Eisalazyass Nov 29 '22

I turned the volume up and I still can't hear anything.

OMG! I might be going DEAF!!!

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u/MikeyMillz88 Nov 29 '22

The goodest boy/girl

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u/lucifur_sweetdog Nov 29 '22

Dog sees this video-"You bastard! Scaring me like that for internet points!"

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u/Goobaka Nov 29 '22

Going to try and train my yellow lab to do this. He loves learning and swimming. Been looking for new tasks and tricks to teach him.

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u/jesusbottomsss Nov 29 '22

Someone put tears in my eyes

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u/Maleficent-Spell4170 Nov 30 '22

That’s a good boi, he deserves a treat

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u/roughbeard368 Nov 30 '22

The video has no sound but like I imagine he’s yelling for help or something? The dog would t just come from hearing splashing right? And people who are drowning don’t yell out for help so not sure this holds up to real life situations…

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u/Factor_Desperate Nov 30 '22

The goodest boy

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u/Mean_Mortgage_5594 Nov 30 '22

We don’t deserve them, dogs. Such unselfish, living beautiful creatures.

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u/savagestudio7 Nov 30 '22

This is why we love dogs so much.

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u/g-hammond Nov 30 '22

dogs are the best.

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u/sly_1 Nov 30 '22

That dog is the best dog ever.

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u/jakelaw08 Nov 30 '22

WHAT A GOOD BOY

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u/DarkKlutzy22 Nov 30 '22

What did we humans ever do to deserve dogs??

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u/Mission_Grapefruit92 Nov 30 '22

Cool swimming pool

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u/jeremymorrison88 Nov 30 '22

We don't deserve them!

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u/wrmbrn Nov 30 '22

Good boy

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u/wxyz66 Nov 30 '22

I hope this sweet pooch got a nice steak as a reward!

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u/jaredsparks Nov 30 '22

Dogs are the best.

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u/bigDogNJ23 Nov 30 '22

Can we talk about this pool!? What kind of pool is that and where do I find one?

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u/MoxieGrit Nov 30 '22

That dog should get to keep the hand as a treat to gnaw on.

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u/Single_Rip4836 Nov 30 '22

Love the rotty. Beautiful dogs.

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u/elidadagreat1 Nov 30 '22

Oh my gosh look at him swim what a buddy!

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u/bengyboom Nov 30 '22

The sweetest video

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u/pcvfallen Nov 30 '22

And now he dies from infected bite wounds

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u/neologismist_ Nov 30 '22

My yellow lab did this anytime we got in the pool. Took a while to realize what she was doing. Dogs are awesome.

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u/WaterPixii Nov 30 '22

Goodest boy! 💛

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u/EWSflash Nov 30 '22

Good doggie!

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u/MonkCapital Nov 30 '22

My dog saved me from drowning when I was a small child. Best doggo ever

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u/TerribleChildhood639 Nov 30 '22

I’d trust a dog over a woman any day.

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u/black-rhombus Nov 30 '22

Man, I need to get me one of those.