Did you know that pups aren’t able to recognise themselves in the mirror? There are very few animals that are capable of recognising their own reflection, regardless of the species’ intelligence.
Pups, sadly, are not one of these animals, which means that whenever they see themselves in a mirror or some other reflective surface, they think it is another pups!
This means that when this German Shepherd pup has his attention drawn by his Dad to his own reflection in the dark window, he immediately starts barking at it! “Who is this strange pup? What is he doing in my house?” asks the pup. “This is private property!”
The other pup in the reflective window, of course, also does the same thing. This must be a highly confusing situation for this poor German Shepherd pup, and Dad probably isn’t helping matters by egging him on either! What a problematic situation!
Feature Image Source: ARH Athi