Two West Highland White Terriers have become popular online after they were discovered to have a clever drying method.
It’s no secret that dogs love their big terriers, and these two West Highland White Terriers (commonly known as Westies) have proven they’re no different. Alan and Alfie can be seen racing to dry themselves off in a TikTok video uploaded by the account alan_alfie_westies, which is captioned: “Post-shower routine.”
In the seven-second video, both Alan and Alfie run through the door and jump onto a towel-covered bed.
As the video progresses, both dogs rub themselves on the towel in what appears to be a blissfully amplified moment for them.
According to the American Kennel Club, zooming is frantic and repetitive behavior exhibited by dogs, including running in circles or spinning.
The AKC adds: “Certain times of the day may be more likely to trigger amplified behaviors in dogs than others, such as first thing in the morning or at night after spending most of the day in a crate.
“Some dogs develop swelling after a bath, while others are triggered by stressful situations like a trip to the vet.”
Joe Nutkins, Dog Training Instructor and Co-Director of Essex and Suffolk Dog Training Center tells us Weekly newspaper Dogs have a habit of rubbing their bodies with things after taking a bath.
She added: “Many dogs rub themselves against furniture, carpets, our trouser legs etc after a bath or after being wet in the rain. This helps them dry out and reduces excess moisture in their coats. Natural Survival The instinct is to dry out, and the frantic search for something to rub against is often called “Zoomies.”
“Also, after a bath, most dogs have shampoo or spray applied to their skin and coated with added scents that are designed for us humans to enjoy. However, these scents are often not what we A favorite of dogs! Incredible scent abilities, often the scents we love are many times stronger for our dogs and may even be unpleasant or irritating, so rub them along smelly furniture and bedding Face, head, body, etc. to help cover the new scent with their scent. Own.
“In this video, two dogs run up to their bed, jump in it, and roll around on it, enjoying themselves while drying themselves off and enhancing their scent – really clever.”
Dogs are America’s most popular pets, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA)
APPA estimates that 65.1 million households own at least one dog, far more than the 46.5 million households with cats (the second most popular pet in the United States).
Since being shared on TikTok, the video has been viewed an estimated 890,500 times and liked more than 40,500 times.
The vast majority of people who commented on the video praised the idea and shared their own experiences with pets.
TikTok user Blanca Diaz678 said: “Omg I need to try this. I usually just put a dry towel on the floor and my dog rolls in it. This bed is amazing.”
Holly added; “Wish mine could do the same. My two zoom around in the living room, bouncing on the sofa and taking in everything they see before I have a chance to dry them off. Got wet.”
Suzanne Ni Dhul commented: “It’s a western touch. They always have a magnifying glass after the shower. Love this.”
Newsweek has reached out to alan_alfie_westies via TikTok for comment.
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