A dachshund puppy couldn't contain his excitement when he found a new and intriguing toy at home.

Link the miniature longhaired dachshund was filmed playing a door stopper inside his owner's house in Vancouver Island, Canada.

Footage posted onto Instagram captures the three-month-old dog fighting with the metal spring door stopper that is mounted at the wall.

The black and brown dachshund gets frustrated after trying to gnaw it off several times.

He uses his tiny paws to scratch it and jumps when the spiral spring bounces, making a loud buzzing noise.

Determined to have another go, Link hits the door stopper again accompanied with a low growl.

Link was playing the door stopper and wouldn't let go his sight
Link was playing the door stopper and wouldn't let go his sight

He stays low on the carpet floor, wags his tail and stares at it as if he is about to pounce on it.

Link barks fiercely as he jumps around and launches a series of attack on the door stopper.

The video was captioned: "I've found a new foe today..."

Meanwhile, two other miniature dachshunds, Tilda and Greta, have melted hearts on social media as they performed a "happy feet dance" during a boat trip in Netherlands.

He pounced on the spring and made a low growl as he tried to gnaw it off
He pounced on the spring and made a low growl as he tried to gnaw it off

The pair leaned over the front of the boat to look for fish as they excitedly tapped their legs on the board.

The video has been widely shared by other animal pages, with more than six million views and dog lovers said it's the cutest sight they've ever seen from a Dachshund.

"They are wiggling their tiny little butts, how cute!" one viewer wrote.