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Woman Reveals How Pet Sitting Can Be So ‘Awkward’ in Hilarious Video

Woman Reveals How Pet Sitting Can Be So ‘Awkward’ in Hilarious Video
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While dogs are usually bubbly and full of energy, they can also be shy and reserved, especially with people they don’t know very well. A dog walker has gone viral on social media after revealing that sometimes dog sitting can be awkward.

A post shared on TikTok in February, under the username tailofatime, shows a shy pup looking around as he sits on the couch alone, not knowing what to do or how to fill in the awkward silence between him and his sitter.

The post comes with a caption that explains: “Nah cos why is pet sitting so awkward sometimes.” It was followed by: “This dog really be confused.”

A file photo of a grey poodle. A dog walker has revealed how pet sitting can be awkward sometimes in a video that has gone viral.

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The Animal Humane Society explains that just like us, dogs can have different personalities—they can be outgoing or shy, reserved or open, and strangers are often a source or trigger for anxious or fearful canine behavior.

According to Pet MD, your dog’s breed can also play a role in their behavior. The website explains that dogs who were bred to work solo, like Anatolian shepherds or Akitas, can be more introverted than other dogs.

“That said, there are always exceptions to breed-specific behaviors, so it’s possible for the usually aloof shar-pei to be snuggly or for a typically outgoing golden retriever to prefer their alone time,” they added.

The video quickly went viral on social media, getting viewers from across TikTok. It has so far received over 4.7 million views and 912,600 likes on the platform.

One user, Kat, commented: “He’s like ‘*pause*…look, you don’t wanna be here… I don’t wanna be here.'”

Melissa Theodora said: “I’m a pet sitter and I agree. When I do an overnight the animals just stare at me probably wondering why I’m there.”

ShawnaOC wrote: “He’s giving you the look like you’re the guest who will never leave and he just wants to go to bed.”

Mustlovedogsx2 added: “One time I was housesitting and they were like ok you can sleep in our bed and the dog sleeps under the covers with you. I was like wait what.”

Newsweek reached out to tailofatime via TikTok comments. We couldn’t verify the details of the case.

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