This Finnish magician, Jose Ahonen, is wracking up millions of YouTube video views. He is doing this simply by performing magic tricks on dogs and recording their funny and puzzled reactions. Even though dogs have great senses and are pretty smart, they do tend to trust humans with their lives, which can be good and bad. Confusing them with magic is not dangerous and is quite funny to watch.
Have you ever tried to pull a sleight of hand trick with your fur buddy?
The premise is simple: Ahonen kneels down in front of each canine with a treat in his hands. But as soon as the dog moves to grab it, the biscuit suddenly disappears. From at least one angle, it looks as if Ahonen pulls the treat into his right sleeve. None of the pets notice this.
Details of the trick itself though are insignificant. The driving force behind the 5 million views this video has received is the fashion in which the dogs react to Ahonen. Most dogs immediately look in each direction and then begin sniffing downward to see if they can find the hidden treat. A couple pets start walking around in circles. One pup barks at Ahonen, and another licks him. However Gado, one of the dogs, might have the funniest reaction. After the biscuit goes missing, the dog frantically walks in a circle and then in multiple directions as he sniffs his paws.
Image Source: Mark Ghosh on Flickr
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