January 24, 2022

Owner shows adorable way her deaf dog ‘barks’ and it’s leaving people in tears

A dog owner has posted an adorable video showing how her deaf dog ‘barks’ – and it’s gone viral after melting the hearts of viewers online.

TikTok user @Lind_saymyname uploaded the clip with the caption: “Sound on or off. Doesn’t really matter”, as the sweet exchange racked up more than 600,000 views.

Her dog is sitting on a mat by the door as she repeatedly attempts to bark but produces nothing more than a whisper as her owner asks: “Trying to bark? You barking? Ohh, good bark.”

Owner Lindsay explains: “My dog is deaf. She’s seen other dogs do this but doesn’t know she’s supposed to make noise.”

Lindsay's dog tries to bark, but doesn't make any noise
Lindsay’s dog looks so happy with herself

It was shared to Reddit, where one viewer commented to say: “She is barking and no one will tell the precious baby anything other than that.”

A second wrote: “I love how she looks at the camera like ‘did I do it mom?'”.

Another praised Lindsay for making a fuss over her dog for her adorable efforts, saying: “I love how she uses her ‘talking to an animal’ voice, even though she can’t hear her. I’d like to believe she always does.”

Someone else pointed out: “It’s super interesting that she wouldn’t innately know to bark. I guess that implies that hearing oneself is critical to even recognising the ability to vocally communicate?”

And another dog owner joked: “My deaf dog is never this calm, barks like we’re deaf.”

Lindsay updated her dog’s newest fans with a second video of her pet sleeping through her rise to internet stardom – as she demonstrated her ability to make noise by loudly snoring away.

Her owner said: “My deaf dog sleeping through her TikTok blowing up. It’s actually really hard to wake her without scaring her.”