Dogs have wacky thoughts. One moment they can be dozing off on your lap, but the next they decide to squeeze themselves into the sofa as if their life depends on it and won't stop until they disappear between the pillows.

At times, these animals can be idiosyncratic, eccentric, and even ridiculous but their spontaneity is one of the reasons why we love them. Just check out the subreddit r/WhatsWrongWithYourDog. It's full of our best four-legged friends acting out on their weirdest impulses. Like offering food to their favorite toy or showing a cat who's boss by sitting on its face.

Continue scrolling to check out what the members of this wholesome online community have been posting, and fire up earlier Bored Panda publications on the subreddit here, here, and here.

P.S. Don't miss our interview with a representative of the PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity, about dog behavior. You'll find it between the pics!

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Favorite Toy First

Favorite Toy First

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Mazer
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10 months ago

Awwwwwww too cute

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#2

Recently Bought A Dog Cam... Our Pit Enjoying The House To Himself

Recently Bought A Dog Cam... Our Pit Enjoying The House To Himself

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Max
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10 months ago

Ah, yes, the bull terrier breeds. An absolute menace and terror... to those who don't want to cede the comfy chairs to the dog.

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While the pups on this list look like they're having fun, it's a great opportunity to talk about what to look out for when communication with your pet becomes challenging.

"It's important to understand what is normal for your dog so that you can recognize when something is amiss," a PDSA Vet told Bored Panda. "The close and loving relationship that owners have with their dogs means they can be very good at picking up the subtle signs that their dog is unwell, sometimes even without realizing it. Often when a dog is feeling unwell they may withdraw and not want to spend time with their owner or other dogs. In some cases they can yelp in pain, or even growl if you approach them - they're saying 'back off' because something is wrong. You may also see your pet going off their food or being 'picky', not wanting to go out for walks or just not being quite themselves."

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This Is Ruby. She Likes To Pet The Other Dogs At Daycare

This Is Ruby. She Likes To Pet The Other Dogs At Daycare

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MauKini
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10 months ago

Good girl Ruby!

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#4

This Dog Looking To Make Sure The Coast Is Clear Before Doing This

This Dog Looking To Make Sure The Coast Is Clear Before Doing This

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Mad Dragon
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10 months ago

If I fits, I sits!

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The tighter the bond between you and your dog, the more you'll be able to help it should the two of you — God forbid — end up in a marginal situation. “It's wise to get to know your dog's normal respiratory rate. Watch your dog when they're resting or even sleeping (not when they're dreaming though) as any significant changes in your dog's normal respiratory rate and pattern when they're resting could be a sign of underlying illness."

The vet said it's also a good idea to make a mental note of when your companion goes to the toilet. "Noticing your pet's toileting habits may not be the most pleasant pastime, but it tells us a lot about your pet's health. More obvious signs of health problems include vomiting, diarrhea, lameness or labored breathing, all of which indicate that veterinary help should be sought," they added.

The PDSA has an online Pet Health Hub which offers lots of great information and advice about all sorts of conditions and symptoms.

#5

He Thinks This Face Will Convince Me To Let Him On The Couch

He Thinks This Face Will Convince Me To Let Him On The Couch

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Tash
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10 months ago

it would convince me!

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#6

This Is Cap. Cap Is Deaf. Cap Doesn’t Like Bedtime. When Cap Doesn’t Want To Listen, He Pretends To Ignore His Signs

This Is Cap. Cap Is Deaf. Cap Doesn’t Like Bedtime. When Cap Doesn’t Want To Listen, He Pretends To Ignore His Signs

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Mad Dragon
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10 months ago (edited)

My daughter is the same way. She’s fluent in sign language until I sign that it’s time for bed, at which point she forgets every sign she ever learned.

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Dogs also exhibit some behaviors we tend to misclassify as sweet that can actually lead to problems if not addressed.

Like snoring. "Lots of people find it really funny when their pets are snoring loudly on the sofa and will often video them thinking it's really cute," the PDSA Vet added.

"Unfortunately, loud snoring is often due to health problems, particularly in flat-faced breeds like Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs. These types of dogs have a normal amount of tissue packed into a much shorter nose. This means that they often suffer from narrow nostrils, narrow nasal passages, a narrow windpipe, and an overlong soft palate, all of which combine to result in breathing problems, which are made worse when they are asleep and relaxed, hence the snoring. There are even videos of some of these dogs falling asleep while sitting up – they do this because this is the only position they can breathe comfortably in, not because it’s cute! As these breeds have become more popular, many vets are having to do corrective surgery to try and relieve some of these breed-related conditions, to help them live a more comfortable life. If your dog snores, speak to your vet about what they can do to help."

#7

Every Time I Bring Him To Work With Me He Squeezes Into My Desk Chair And Stays There The Whole Day

Every Time I Bring Him To Work With Me He Squeezes Into My Desk Chair And Stays There The Whole Day

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S M
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10 months ago

Goldies are the best. They tend to think they can be lap dogs and just squeeze on !

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#8

Eggs? I Haven't Seen Any Eggs...

Eggs? I Haven't Seen Any Eggs...

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best turtle
Community Member
10 months ago

almost got away with it too

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According to the vet, another risk factor for snoring is obesity, as weight gain can lead to even narrower airways. "It's essential to address the issue of excess body weight to help any dogs who are struggling. Not only does being overweight or obese affect a dog's breathing, but it can have long-term health effects for dogs including a reduced lifespan, arthritis, incontinence, and even cancer."

Also, keep in mind that not all funny faces are funny. "I cringe when people laugh at dogs that are giving a 'cheeky smile' baring their teeth and curling their lips. Many owners think it's a happy dog doing a trick, rather than recognizing that the dog is warning people off and could be close to biting!"

To find out more about bad dog behavior and how you can deal with it, go through this comprehensive guide by the PDSA.

#9

He Thinks He's Still Small Enough To Be A Lap Dog

He Thinks He's Still Small Enough To Be A Lap Dog

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Ms.M.
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10 months ago

But he IS

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#10

Four Stages Of Patting A Husky. 1. Shock. 2. Reluctance. 3. Enjoyment. 4. Smugness

Four Stages Of Patting A Husky. 1. Shock. 2. Reluctance. 3. Enjoyment. 4. Smugness

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

I LOVE this one. Smugness Haaaahaha.

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#11

He Really Wants To Know What's Happening In The Yard Next Door

He Really Wants To Know What's Happening In The Yard Next Door

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MauKini
Community Member
10 months ago

Very smart doggo!

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#12

The New Cushion Remover I Ordered Works Like A Dream

The New Cushion Remover I Ordered Works Like A Dream

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Ms.M.
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10 months ago

Pandas, I have that same sofa. Wish I had the doggo too.

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#13

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
10 months ago

If you don’t want me to tell, drop off 15 unmarked ziploc baggies of treats to apartment A250.

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#14

Thats Some Good Muffin

Thats Some Good Muffin

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Lldhhdh Hdhdhfhfhhf
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10 months ago

Shark?

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#15

I. Want. In

I. Want. In

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Mazer
Community Member
10 months ago

Berners!! Great breed!!

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#16

Corgi Does Not Approve Of Being Kenneled

Corgi Does Not Approve Of Being Kenneled

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MauKini
Community Member
10 months ago

Of course not! In my country dogs rarely get crated. To me the idea is absurd!

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#17

Why Is He Like This

Why Is He Like This

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X YQ
Community Member
10 months ago

He's dreaming about catching a fish that is 'THIS BIG'.

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#18

2nd Week Home And He's Learning. Not Sure What He's Learning But He Learning

2nd Week Home And He's Learning. Not Sure What He's Learning But He Learning

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glowworm2
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10 months ago

He’s learning how to make funny faces in the screen door.

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#19

My Dog Shreds Her Toys And Gently Carries Around Their Eyes. If You Ask Her To Find Her Eyes She Will Bring One For You

My Dog Shreds Her Toys And Gently Carries Around Their Eyes. If You Ask Her To Find Her Eyes She Will Bring One For You

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Isabella Mazzei
Community Member
10 months ago

Little bit creepy, do u get those in the middle of the night?

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#20

He Won't Make 2 Trips

He Won't Make 2 Trips

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Tash
Community Member
10 months ago

efficiency!

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#21

Bringing A Smile To Your Day

Bringing A Smile To Your Day

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
10 months ago

He looks like he is carrying his ears in his mouth!

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#22

A Little Too Excited

A Little Too Excited

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ShriSha Kamboj
Community Member
10 months ago

i happy, i jump, i dance

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#23

Branch Manager

Branch Manager

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MilaFi
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't think he's managing that branch though

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#24

I Gave Him A Pretzel & He Started To Fall Asleep With It In His Mouth. He’s Been Like This For 5 Whole Minutes

I Gave Him A Pretzel & He Started To Fall Asleep With It In His Mouth. He’s Been Like This For 5 Whole Minutes

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Mewregaurd Hissyfit
Community Member
10 months ago

It's called "manners". He hates it, but he doesn't want to disappoint you.

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#25

Saving Him From The Evil Vacuum Monster

Saving Him From The Evil Vacuum Monster

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Romenriel
Community Member
10 months ago

Must protect master!

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#26

Huskies Are Always Drama Queens

Huskies Are Always Drama Queens

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Mazer
Community Member
10 months ago

Not wrong!!! The one breed of dog who will talk back to anyone!!

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#27

Actually I Dont Know Whats Wrong With My Boy Mogli. I Came Back Home From Work And He Was Sitting There Like This

Actually I Dont Know Whats Wrong With My Boy Mogli. I Came Back Home From Work And He Was Sitting There Like This

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Mewregaurd Hissyfit
Community Member
10 months ago

He saw a squirrel do it, and got thrown some food.

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#28

Post-Shower Trauma

Post-Shower Trauma

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
10 months ago

Next stop, bottom edge of the couch. Zoooom!

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#29

Not The Best Window Cleaning Service I Had, But He's Doing His Best

Not The Best Window Cleaning Service I Had, But He's Doing His Best

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Mazer
Community Member
10 months ago

The tan dog is like WTF bro??!?

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#30

My Great Dane Creeping On The Neighbors. Very Subtle

My Great Dane Creeping On The Neighbors. Very Subtle

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Mewregaurd Hissyfit
Community Member
10 months ago

Ball? Ball??? I want ball!!!!!

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#31

Too Busy Being A Derp With His Kong To Notice The Deer Invading His Property. He’s A Real Protector

Too Busy Being A Derp With His Kong To Notice The Deer Invading His Property. He’s A Real Protector

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Woltax
Community Member
10 months ago

Deer wants to have kong.🤷‍♂️

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#32

Ghost Or A Dog?

Ghost Or A Dog?

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Mewregaurd Hissyfit
Community Member
10 months ago

Bacon? I hope you were able to keep your fingers!!

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#33

Fully Domesticated

Fully Domesticated

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Ur local weirdo
Community Member
10 months ago

I definitely is hooman, no need to be suspicious

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#34

The Taste Of Dafeet...

The Taste Of Dafeet...

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Jo Davies
Community Member
10 months ago

Often this is mites, or a too high cereal content in their food.

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#35

Iggy's Not Allowed On The Couch, So He Lays His Skin Rolls On It In Protest

Iggy's Not Allowed On The Couch, So He Lays His Skin Rolls On It In Protest

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lara
Community Member
10 months ago

And WHY is he not "allowed" on the couch?

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#36

My Dog Broke

My Dog Broke

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
10 months ago

What dog? I don’t see a dog.

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#37

His Name Is Blue And He Isn’t The Smartest

His Name Is Blue And He Isn’t The Smartest

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
10 months ago

But he is a very good boi.

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#38

Doggo Seems A Bit Off

Doggo Seems A Bit Off

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Nicole Sundquist
Community Member
10 months ago

Doggo forgot how to doggo!

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#39

So That’s How The Pyramids Were Built...

So That’s How The Pyramids Were Built...

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
10 months ago

And people pointed at the aliens

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#40

When The Forbidden Fruit Is Just Out Of Reach

When The Forbidden Fruit Is Just Out Of Reach

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MauKini
Community Member
10 months ago

Not for two Jack Russels, they will get to that fruit eventually.

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