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Guilty Cocker Spaniel Freezes When Owner Catches Him With Stolen Footwear [Video]



  • A Cocker Spaniel named Teddy froze in his tracks when caught by his owner stealing a slider shoe.
  • Teddy has the stolen footwear in his mouth and there is no way of hiding it from his owner.
  • His attempt at pretending to be invisible while giving his owner a side look is really hilarious.

Just like the expression “deer in the headlights”, this time it is a cocker spaniel caught red-handed with the stolen footwear in its mouth.  And more than 17 million TikTok viewers are in stitches at the pup’s reaction when he realized he’s been caught.

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Who wouldn’t LOL at Teddy when he freezes in his tracks when he sees his owner catching him with a slider shoe in his mouth?  His attempt at pretending to be invisible while stealing a glance at his owner is really hilarious.

The text overlay on the video reads: “When you didn’t realize Mum was in the room and would catch you red-handed.” And the caption “Up to no good as usual”, makes everything even funnier.

One user could not help but write: “The side eye. Omg I’m crying,” followed by another who said, “If I don’t move she won’t see me.”

Teddy really is a comedian.


2022, what a year of adventures 💥💙 ♬ For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Dogs’ love for shoe spring from when they were still puppies who explore with their mouths according to the website Pet Helpful.  It is similar to what human babies go through, the oral phase where everything is tested through the mouth.

Dogs play or chew with shoes when they are stressed or bored and even when they have separation anxiety according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  This happens when they are left alone which can be accompanied by restlessness, pacing, whining, barking, urination, and defecation.

The ASPCA suggests “Dog proof your house” by hiding valuable objects, providing edible chew toys and snacks and spraying nasty-tasting dog deterrents to tempting objects to stop them from chewing or playing with the items. 

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They caution against scolding the dog for chewing as it only increases their stress and anxiety leading to chewing. 

But as for Teddy, there is no chance of denying anything, the evidence is as obvious as the nose on your face. You’re guilty as charged, Teddy!


Source: Newsweek