Dog Wearing Cone Of Shame Forgets How To Move In Viral Video: ‘So Dramatic’

A dog’s hilarious reaction to wearing a cone had the internet laughing, as its owner called his pet “so dramatic”.

Courtney Jayne shared a video of her dog, Leo, on her TikTok account @ccourtneyjayne, after being forced to wear an Elizabeth cone, aka the cone of shame.

Jayne, who is believed to be based in Australia, captioned the now-viral clip: “Am I the drama?”

File photo of a dog wearing a cone. A dog in a cone hilariously forgot how to move in a viral video.
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In the video, she explains that this is Leo’s first time wearing the headgear, as the on-screen text reads: “POV: your dog is wearing a cone for the first time and forgets how to move. Omg, he’s so dramatic he won’t even make a move.”

Addressing Leo in the background as she holds the edge of the cone, Jayne says, “Look, you can lift your head.”

And as he stands against a table leg, she says, “You’re not stuck, just step back and come back forward, what do you do.”

Purina, a pet food website, explained why dogs wear the cone, saying: “It’s likely that your dog will need to wear a cone at some point in his life, whether it’s after being neutered or neutered or due to injury.

“No dog likes to wear the hard plastic collar that looks like a lampshade and you may have even heard it called ‘the cone of shame’.”

Dogs tend to lick everything, which could cause problems if they are recovering from surgery.

“Dogs licking a wound is an instinctive response and many constantly worry about it causing further problems and possible infections as the wound will remain moist which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria,” the website states. .

And they explained that it got its name from the necklaces commonly worn by high society during Elizabethan times in the UK.

Explaining more about the cone, Dr. Annie Valuska, senior pet behavior scientist at pet brand Purina, said. Newsweek via email: “This reaction is likely due to a combination of a number of different sensory changes, including his vision, hearing, and feeling the weight of the cone on his head and neck.

“Because with the cone on they have to turn their whole head/body to see things, many animals don’t want to lie down in a cone because they feel more vulnerable in that position; in the clip that you shared, he put himself in a corner, which was perhaps where he felt safest, because nothing could approach outside his field of vision (i.e. by the sides or from behind).”

She pointed out that the cone could amplify or muffle sounds, affecting one of the dogs’ most acute senses.

She added: “We’re actually asking a lot of animals to expect them to immediately understand how the new cone works. That’s a lot to expect. [he] would know if he can safely back up to avoid being “stuck” against a table (as seen in the video) when he has never experienced this situation before, at least two of his senses are not working not like they normally do, and her body may feel a little bad from a vet procedure!”

As dogs are adaptable, with a little support he will “probably start behaving more like himself a few days after wearing the cone full time”.

The video, which can be seen here, has received over 4.9 million views and over 420,000 likes.

Many people found the clip hilarious, as TeddyToks wrote, “He hasn’t forgotten, he’s just ashamed. It’s called the cone of shame for a reason.”

Nikki Ellen25 joked, “I think you might have to turn it off then back on.”

Secretonions thought, “He literally took ‘cone of shame’.”

While CWatts0287 added, “I think they’re doing it on purpose to make you feel bad about taking it off.”

Jayne herself referred to the necklace by its informal name, as she shared a follow-up video of Leo walking away from plastic.

“The Cone of Shame Part 2,” she captioned, adding in the comments, “It’s VERY dramatic.”

In other clips, Jayne shared more information about her pet, saying, “He was from a rescue but we were told mastiff x sharpei x staffy. He prefers to identify himself as a good boi. “

While another video revealed more about Leo, she wrote: “Basically shelter free. Mixed breed dog found in crack house. Trained. Loves other dogs. Loves everyone. N’ don’t bark.Always happy.Always obedient.

“I’ve been to the vet twice in my life. Can walk without a lead. Perfect recall. I eat anything. Just happy to be here.”

Newsweek contacted Jayne’s comment.

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Update 10/5/22, 6:19 a.m. ET: This article has been updated with commentary from Dr. Annie Valuska.