Dog owners around the world have been sharing videos of their canine companions completing the ‘snoot challenge’.
In case you haven’t heard of it, the snoot challenge is where owners make a shape with their hands and wait for their pup to run up and put their seriously boop-able nose through the hole.
You can hold your hands in a heart shape, or just make a circle between your finger and thumb.
The challenge works equally well on small dogs as big ones.
Let’s face it, what’s more precious than seeing an adorable snout pushing its way into your hands?
Bonus points if the snout is slightly damp and sniffing the air with anticipation for an edible reward.
If you want to try the snoot challenge, be prepared to train your pup to complete it.
Reward them with a treat that you offer through the hole in your fingers until they get used to putting their snout where you want them to.
Dogs who already know to touch their nose to your hand when commanded will probably find the challenge pretty easy, but this doesn’t mean that dogs who haven’t been trained to do this trick can’t learn the snoot challenge too.
Does it still count as the snoot challenge if you’re doing it with toast instead of your hands?
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Not all pups have mastered the snoot challenge.
If your dog doesn’t want to snoot, don’t force them to. It’s not worth upsetting your four-legged friend for the sake of an internet challenge.
But if they’re keen to offer their snoot skills in exchange for a treat, by all means, go ahead!
Even cats are getting in on the act… sort of.
The fundamental difference between cats and dogs is that cats don’t care about pleasing humans.
Therefore, they will only snoot on their own terms.
If you want to give the snoot challenge a try, remember to video it even if your pup hasn’t completely perfected the trick.
Even the snoot fails are ridiculously cute.