Dogs are known to feel emotions just as we, humans, do. Experts have confirmed what dog owners have always known. Dogs can feel joy, sadness, guilt, anger, and frustration. Dogs who experience these emotions clearly show different moods based on what they feel.
For example, a sad dog can be seen as very distant and will mostly keep to itself as much as possible. Happy dogs, on the other hand, are excitable, with their tails wagging.
Whack-A-Mole Doggy Style
In this featured video, a dog, specifically a Shiba Inu, a smaller version of the Akita, shows how he felt after a frustrating game of whack-a-hotdog. The dog in question, Fizzgig, is generally kind-natured and loving. However, after playing the game, the dog becomes frustrated, and was not afraid to show it!
It all started when his dad came up with an idea to play a joke on his dogs. With his meager construction skills, he created a whack-a-mole game from plyboards and a few screws. One side of the plyboard box is left open, from where he sticks the hotdog into the holes on top.
After his dastardly contraption was finished, he tested it out on the happy-go-lucky Fizzgig. At first, Fizzgig was happy to participate in the game. He tried his best to grab the hotdog before it disappears back into the many holes. Anticipating where it might show up next, Fizzgig continued to fail.
When Is A Game Not A Game?
Halfway through the video, Fizzgig becomes frustrated after having failed dozens of times. He snarls at the sight of the hotdog, perhaps trying to intimidate it into submission. More likely, he is by this time also becoming very territorial. HE is playing the game, and the hotdog is HIS. Another dog showing interest is invading his territory. But alas, all he gets from showing his anger is a scolding from his dad.
After several failed attempts, Fizzgig lost it and took his frustration out on his unsuspecting brother, Titan, the Weimaraner. Fizzgig angrily barks at Titan with his teeth bared, and dad was fast to scold him for his actions.