A long-legged Great Dane was left stumped when his owner pranked him by placing plastic wrap across a doorway.
Three-year-old Zeus was confused when his owner was able to simply step over the film and, after avoiding any attempt to lift his leg over it, takes the more cumbersome route – opting to slide underneath it instead.
Jewel Newport, 20, from Alberta,
Zeus, a three-year-old Great Dane, fell victim to Tik Tok’s Invisible Challenge at his home in Alberta, Canada, opting to slide underneath rather than simply step over the plastic wrap
The Tik Tok challenge sees owners place cling film across entrance ways to test their dog’s reactions. Zeus (pictured with owner 20-year-old Jewel Newport) decided to go under it instead of use his long legs to step over
In the comical clip, Ms Newport can be seen launching herself over the cling film which is blocking access along the corridor.
But Zeus does not follow suit, staring at his owner for help to get over the ‘invisible barrier’.
To help him figure it out, Ms Newport lowers the height of the plastic wrap, to a height which is shorter than the dog’s long legs.
Instead of stepping over, he inspects the bottom of the wrap, cautiously nudging it a little at a time before sliding himself underneath – looking terrified as his paws slip on the wooden floors.
To show Zeus how it is done, Ms Newport first jumped over the plastic wrap barrier and even stepped across it after lowering it for the pup – who watched closely but refused to do the same
Ms Newport said: ‘I have seen this challenge on TikTok before, as Zeus is capable of simply stepping over the plastic wrap, even if he doesn’t know it I thought it would be an interesting challenge for him.
‘I never thought he’d try to slide under. I’ve since challenged him with other products such as tin foil and he once again slid under.’
Zeus’s invisible challenge, which was captured in February and shared on
Refusing to step over, Zeus opted to slide under the barrier – much to Ms Newport’s surprise – and his efforts have received close to three million likes on Tik Tok
One viewer commented: ‘Secret: All big dogs think they are small and all small dogs think they are big.’
‘Actual footage of me choosing the hard path in life every single time for no reason,’ another said.
Another added: ‘I love how in the time he spent trying to go under, he could have been over and back ten times.’
Ms Newport is a Great Dane breeder and has had Zeus since he was nine weeks old. She also owns his 11-month-old son Apollo.