Have you ever tried crate training your doggo and failed miserably? Don't worry; you're not alone. Gus, the Labrador, knows precisely how you feel. In a viral TikTok post, Gus's owner shares her experience of "failing at crate training" when the energetic pup climbs into bed with her in the wee hours of the morning.
Who can blame him? Sleeping next to your owner while snuggling is way better than being cooped up in a crate. While crate training has many benefits, as the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home points out, it's not for everyone. Gus is living proof that crate training can sometimes miss the mark. Since the video was shared on May 17, it's been viewed over 2.4 million times, and TikTokers can't get enough of Gus's hilarious antics. The comment section is filled with amusement at the chaotic moment and the owner's reaction to Gus snuggling up to her. "No sudden movements so they don't know you're awake," joked one user, referring to how Gus's owner played dead during the whole ordeal. Another user added, "Avoid making eye contact so they don't know you're awake." Clearly, there's a strategy here, folks.
Of course, Gus's owner has shared more videos on TikTok, chronicling the crate training journey and all its many failings. And we are here for it. Because let's be real, who doesn't love a good laugh at a dog's expense? As the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home suggests, giving your dog the option to go somewhere they feel safe and comfortable can help them relax. So if your pup doesn't seem to like being in a crate, don't fret. There are plenty of other ways to get your doggo to chill out.
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In conclusion, Gus is an inspiration to all of us who have tried and failed at crate training. Let's give our furry friends the option to choose where they feel comfortable and safe, even if it means sharing our bed at 6 A.M.