Dogs are really confused by the “Invisible Challenge,” but we can’t stop laughing at these videos
The internet is the best when the internet is just a big, happy place full of dog videos. Everyone on Twitter is doing something called the #InvisibleChallenge, and we can’t stop watching these dumb videos. To participate in the Invisible Challenge, cover a hallway or open doorway with plastic wrap and then let your dog do its thing. The internet called it “cute, but cruel” and like, it’s about as cruel as forcing your dog to wear reindeer ears at Christmas, so not that cruel at all actually. And completely hysterically funny, to boot.
Most dogs stopped to “inspect” these bewildering plastic wrap traps. They were so perplexed by this invisible barrier that in terms of confusing-situations-for-dogs — we’d put it up there with snow, gopher holes, and being introduced to kittens.
This is the best challenge ever pic.twitter.com/l5bngFIgDF
— Mayapolarbear (@mayapolarbear) July 2, 2019
— The Squirmy Worm (@TheSquirmyWorms) July 3, 2019
The ultra-serious quietness is what gets us.
— Sheiva (@SheivaYazdani) July 4, 2019
Our favorite is when two dogs stop for the plastic wrap and one dog figures out how to go under the plastic wrap, but the other dog is like, “derrrrrr.”
— avery peddicord (@averypeddicord_) July 3, 2019
However, the invisible challenge was no match for this ultra intelligent Australian Shepherd…
— JoshCEO (@JoshMalan) July 3, 2019
…or this low-hanging wiener dog…
— loulouminidachshund (@loulouminidachs) July 2, 2019
… or this very cool corgi.
— Becky Frost (@beckyfr0st) July 3, 2019
We love these very serious dogs who lost their damn minds about .5 seconds after encountering… the wall.
— halfhuskybros (@halfhuskybros) July 4, 2019
The invisible challenge also made us realize that most dogs are *ahem* a little bit dumb, because these cats spent half a second studying the “wall” before finding a way around it.
— NEKON (@CatWithBlueHat) July 4, 2019
The less intelligent pups just slid face first into the plastic wrap, and sorry but like, that’s really funny.
— sophie (@_Sophclarkex) July 3, 2019
Of course, a bunch of people chimed in to claim that the dogs were being “abused,” to which one particular pet owner clapped all the way back. Also it’s flimsy plastic wrap — everybody chill out.
Everyone’s right, they are being abused. This is Charlie last night in my bed, absolutely traumatised by the incident. However,I’d like to highlight there is actual animal abuse in the world and crying wolf about this is only harming the situation. Your concern isn’t for them. pic.twitter.com/RjeNQ3Lo3W— sophie (@_Sophclarkex) July 4, 2019
In terms of viral dog-related internet challenges, the #InvisibleChallenge is up there. But remember the “Snoot Challenge?” The entire challenge was just making an “Ok” symbol with your hands until your dog put his snout inside the hole. It was really cute.
There was also the “Egg Challenge.” In that one, dogs were given raw eggs to see if they could hold onto it without cracking, and surprisingly, most doggos were pretty gentle.
Did the Golden Retriever egg challenge with my half-Golden Retriever, half-Border Collie. Apparently, Goldens have very gentle and soft mouths!
He didn’t disappoint ❤️
Yes, he was adamant on taking the egg outside.
Who knows what would’ve happened then… pic.twitter.com/dRv8fZ3QWv
— Juliana Combs (@jewleanna) February 5, 2018
The absolute weirdest challenge was when everybody was throwing cheese at their dogs. It evolved out of the #CheeseChallenge which was when everyone threw cheese at their children (yes, that was a real thing that actually happened), but most dogs were just like, “Yay, cheese!”
— Rachel Edwards 🌻⚡️💛 (@rachel_vaniah) March 10, 2019
Here’s one final #InvisibleChallenge to send you off into the weekend.
— Angus the Scottie (@mrangusscottie) July 3, 2019
One last thing: The number of dogs that were totally stymied by the plastic wrap made us realize this is a super cheap option for a doggy gate if you’re ever in a pinch.