Performance anxiety affects everybody differently, and this video of a dog trying to work his way through a lure course at his local Pet Expo is everything. Zeus the husky is all of us at this moment—everyone who knows the feeling of only realizing after the fact what it was you were actually supposed to be doing at that moment when everything was on the line, but you couldn’t quite get your brain to work the way it’s supposed to. Adding to the Zeus the husky’s undoubted mortification is the knowledge that his bro-fur, Kaden, completed the course first and did so with the greatest of ease.
Not so for poor Zeus! After repeatedly failing to pay even the slightest attention to the lure that was supposed to guide him through the course—preferring instead to chart his own path (if his frenetic and disorganized leaps back and forth can even be called a path)—Zeus ends of finishing his performance in a spectacular that we don’t want to spoil for you here. So we’ll just say that it’s EPIC, and definitely something you don’t want to miss! Despite their reputation as exemplary service dogs, who can pull sleds across the frozen tundra for miles and miles as part of a pack with perfect discipline, huskies are actually known as being independent-minded dogs and notoriously rebellious if they feel they’re being forced into something. We’re guessing that Zeus was ultimately trying to make a point to his humans—something along the lines of, “Pet Expo’s a lot of fun, but I’m not really a ‘lure course’ kind of a dog.”
It’s an advisory his human guardians would be wise to take heed of the next time they decide to try to show Zeus off under public scrutiny. Oh well! Zeus may not have a big future ahead of him as a performance dog at Pet Expo, but we’re pretty sure that he still has many years left to enjoy as the adored and pampered canine member of a loving human family—one that hopefully understands him a little better now. You’re not just going to want to watch this video (and it’s absolutely unforgettable conclusion!). You’re going to want to bookmark it and send it along to all your dog-loving friends—or basically anyone who needs a good laugh break in their day. Way to fight the power, Zeus!