Dogs are a man's best friend, but they can also serve as our protectors. However, one pooch that has gone viral on TikTok is unlikely to make an effective guard dog, as he is scared of an echo.
In the video, which was posted to the app by a woman called Erin Lynch, known online as Eurn__, we can see a dog sitting on a sofa next to a person covertly filming them.
The animal then barks several times while wagging his tail, only to then produce a final loud bark that makes him stop dead in his tracks as he hears it echoed back to him.div data-bg="https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1940283/man-son-photograph.jpg?w=300&h=180&f=9c2c67ad724b9fe7338c6a2e11f7ee35"">>Internet Warns Mom After Boyfriend Deletes Her Instagram Over Shared VideoRead more Internet Warns Mom After Boyfriend Deletes Her Instagram Over Shared Video
The perplexed pet's eyes hilariously widen as he looks around the room, confused at what has just happened.
Text overlaying the humorous footage, which can be watched here, reads: "Barks at himself and then gets scared."
Lynch has captioned the video, explaining: "Snapchat memory of puppy Murph #dog #puppy #scaredycat."
Since the clip was posted on November 24 it has gained lots of traction online, having been watched a staggering 3.1 million times.
It has also attracted more than 723,300 likes and many people have flooded the comments section with their opinions on the dog's amusing actions.
One TikTok user, Countrycrazy00, joked from the animal's perspective: "Am I the drama I think I might be the drama?"
Another person, Georgia Rassic Park, added: "Did you guys hear that? I'm scared. I don't know what that was guys..."
l5r21 typed: "It's the look up eye roll for me," alongside a laughing-face emoji.
Benjamin joked: "My man's got his own demons y'all, let him live."
Hardest In The Room observed: "He thought the gods were talking to him."
Petegoff1121 commented: "Did he wreck and check himself at the same time? Yes, yes he did."