A lazy golden retriever has found the best way to get out of going for a walk – by pretending to fall asleep.
Most dogs see walk time as the highlight of their day, with nothing but sheer excitement emanating from their entire being.
Bella, though, is not one of those. Whenever her owner approaches her with a harness to go for walkies, she has a rather clever knack to try and escape the exercise.
Footage shared to her dedicated TikTok page @kodaandbella shows the pooch repeatedly flopping down on a bed every time her owner comes near, as if pretending to fall asleep.
It was shared with the caption: “My puppy pretends she’s sleeping every time she sees her harness.”
And, unsurprisingly, the adorable footage proved hugely popular, being seen more than 500,000 times.
“I have never seen a dog not want to go on a walk,” one viewer exclaimed.
Another joked: “She’s sleeping, leave her alone.”
Some users revealed they also have the same difficulties when taking their pooches for a walk.
“My dog hides under the bed and behind the couch,” a third said. “We have no idea why she hates walks so much. Once she’s out of the house, she’s totally fine.”
And someone else agreed, adding: ‘My dog loves walks but does this too with her harness.”
It is not the only adorable golden retriever video to have gone viral in recent weeks.
Daily Star Online recently revealed a collection of goldies that have learned to help out their owners in the cutest ways.