Dog Plays Dead To Avoid Going Out In The Rain

Dogs might be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be a little mischievous when they want to be (especially when it comes to things that they don’t want to do).

Growing up, my dog was the sweetest and most loyal pet anyone could ask for. She happily listened to us and followed all our commands, except for going to the groomer. She would refuse to get out of the car as soon as we pulled up to the building.

She got quite clever at slipping out of her collar so we had to start bringing along my dad who would carry her inside. Dogs can be clever like that when they are not exactly thrilled about doing something that they don’t like, and one dog who didn’t want to go outside during a rainstorm put on an Oscar-worthy performance in protest.

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The pup in question is River, a sweet little mixed breed who was adopted by her family from a shelter. They think she might be part Australian Shepherd or perhaps part border collie. But while her breed might not be fully known, what is quite clear and evident is that she is very smart. Maybe even a little smarter than the average pooch.

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Like most dogs and their owners, River has a nightly routine. She is to go outside to use the bathroom every night before bedtime.


Usually, she doesn’t mind the potty break at all and will listen to her owner. She’ll willingly go outside, find a spot to do her business, then come back indoors for the night.

However, what River doesn’t like, is the rain. So, when it is raining, potty breaks are no fun for her.
This clever girl decided that she was going to try to find a way to figure out how to get out of it.

Not wanting to go outside in the rainy weather, River decided to try the next best thing: passing out.

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The smart pooch dropped to the ground and rolled over onto her back and refused to move. She must have figured that if her owner thought she’d fainted or something then she wouldn’t have to go outside.

Nice try, River. Even though the dog put on quite a stirring performance, her owner wasn’t going to be fooled.

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Eventually, she still was forced to face the rain in order to use the bathroom.

Oh well, better luck next time, River!

Watch the video below:

What do you think of River’s performance? Has your dog ever done anything similar? Let us know!

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