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Wed May 18, 2022, 08:30 PM

TikTok's viral "bark at your dog" challenge may not be a good idea, experts say


TikTok's viral "bark at your dog" challenge may not be a good idea, experts say
Dog behaviorists say barking at one's dog may stress them out, and could even be a breach of trust

By NICOLE KARLIS
PUBLISHED MAY 18, 2022 5:06PM


(Salon) Since late last year, dog owners on TikTok have been participating in what might seem like an innocent, even cute TikTok trend that involves barking at your dog.

The hashtag #barkatyourdog has over 156 million views on TikTok, and its participants run the gamut in age and popularity (many TikTok stars have dabbled in it). The video trend involves getting close to your canine's face, barking loudly and recording the dog's reaction. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most dogs look confused.

While it might seem like just another harmless social media challenge, canine behaviorists are warning against participating in it.

"I wouldn't recommend it," Cathay Madson, a lead dog trainer at Preventive Pet, told Salon. "From what I've seen, the majority of dogs just don't know what to do with that." ........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2022/05/18/tiktok-barkatyourdog/




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marmar May 18 OP
CurtEastPoint May 18 #1
Lucid Dreamer May 18 #2
ProfessorGAC May 18 #4
milestogo May 18 #3
BlackSkimmer May 18 #5
Carlitos Brigante May 18 #6
DBoon May 18 #7
rickford66 May 18 #8
ripcord May 18 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:34 PM

1. that stupid app has spawned so much trash and crap like this. And people fall for 'notoriety' to do

it.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:35 PM

2. But I got views... lookie! nt

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Response to Lucid Dreamer (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:39 PM

4. Like The Allstate Commercial

"This is going to get tens of views."
So many think everything will go viral. A thousand posts do. A billion get posted.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:37 PM

3. Somebody's going to get bit.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:40 PM

5. People who do that shouldn't be allowed to have pets.

They’re not toys.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:40 PM

6. TikTok doesn't seem like a good idea. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:15 PM

7. My dog barks at TikTok

as he barks at any other threat

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:52 PM

8. I bark back at my dog all the time.

Of course he's deaf and it has no effect.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:55 PM

9. Is it wrong that I saw one of these videos and cheered when the dog bit them? nt

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