How To Use Your Dog To Get Out Of 12 Awkward Situations

We all get trapped in those super awkward moments that are just part of everyday life. Good thing us dog lovers have a handy sidekick that often acts as a buffer for those situations! Simply follow our handy how-to guide below to become a complete boss at dealing with awkward situations. 1. When your blind date is going horribly and you’ve just got to get out of there. date-nite-with-dog

Step 1: Check your phone.

Step 2: Make a dramatic Taylor Swift "shock" face. Step 3: Tell him you forgot to leave the patio door open and you've just got to get home to let your dog out. Step 4: Quick! Block his number. 2. When you have unexpected company and your house is a mess. a_messy_room_by_blalank-d50whl8 Step 1: Bare a grin and graciously welcome your guests into your humble abode. Step 2: Distract you guests by asking them to take their shoes off. Step 3: Shockingly exclaim, "Oh gosh, it looks like my dog literally JUST had a frap moment and scattered their toys everywhere in the flurry! Please excuse the mess - this is just so unlike us!" Step 4: Secretly grin to yourself at your swiftness in saving your own butt. 3. When you wave to someone and it turns out it’s someone you don’t know. dogs-funny-faces-surprised Step 1: Continue waving and look down at your pup.

Step 2: Quickly whisper a command to your dog under your breath.

Step 3: Loudly praise your dog for whatever behavior he does. Wave, jump, lay down, doesn't matter. Just say "GOOD BOY! Oh what a good boy!"

Step 4: Walk along as if nothing happened.

4. When your stomach gurgles in a silent room. chihuahua-shock

Step 1: Look around and see if anybody noticed.

Step 2: If anyone looks at you, quickly let out a chuckle.

Step 3: Casually say, "Oh dear, I must have forgotten to feed Buster again. Silly me!"

Step 4: Head to the kitchen and pretend to feed your dog.

5. Getting hit on while you’re waiting for your Uber, bus, taxi, etc. corgi-pick-up-line

Step 1: Pat your dog on the head.

Step 2: Look at your watch.

Step 3: End the awkward conversation by saying, "Oh gosh, look at the time! We've taken too long of a walk break now. Gotta keep the heart rate up. Let's go!"

Step 4: Proceed to quickly walk your dog away from the creepy man.

6. Accidentally having toilet paper stuck on the bottom of your shoe. chihuahua-toilet-paper

Step 1: Quickly ensure the toilet paper you have stuck on you is clean.

Step 2: Delightedly exclaim, “Oh that darn puppy! Rolling our CLEAN toilet paper around like it’s a toy or something. Now I’ve got some stuck to me from cleaning it all up.”

Step 3: Get rid of the toilet paper faster than a dog could devour a hot dog.

7. Being caught playing hooky by your boss. xFMtTqq

Step 1: Whatever you do, act normal.

Step 2: Greet your boss and let him know your dog caught the cold too (that’s scientifically possible…right?)

Step 3: Bow out of the conversation by saying you’re just on your way to bring your dog to the vet... in this shopping cart... at the store.

Step 4: Scurry away while letting out a cough and a sneeze.

8. When you get invited to something you don’t want to go to at all. dog-party-pooper

Step 1: Thank the gracious host for inviting you.

Step 2: Check your calendar on your phone or in your planner with an excited smile on your face.

Step 3: Wipe that smile off your face and exclaim, “OHHH NO....SO sorry, I have to attend a doggy birthday party that day... maybe next time?"

Step 4: Delight in the glory that you no longer have to attend the event.

9. Tripping down the stairs, on the stairs, or just plain on the sidewalk… dog stairs

Step 1: Quickly get up with grace.

Step 2: Exclaim that your dog just happened to get trapped between your feet.

Step 3: Pat your dog to make sure they are not hurt from "getting trapped between your feet."

Step 4: Move along.

10. Squeezing yourself into a crowded elevator. MMDCUOF EC005

Step 1: Look around to see if anyone is giving you a mean look.

Step 2: Simply respond to those mean glares by saying, “My dog has a bad back and can’t take the stairs. Thanks for understanding.”

Step 3: Wait for the resounding AWW’s. Your dog may even receive a pat on the head.

11. When you burst out in laughter and no one else is amused. emwng

Step 1: Wrap up your lone laughter.

Step 2: If anyone looks at you, just say your dog did something hilarious.

Step 3: Share a fun fact about your dog to redirect people's attention.

Step 4: Allow said people to pet your dog and all will be forgotten.

12. Finally, bodily odors. Just ew.  datingtipsfarting2

Only one simple step needed: Say,“It was the dog.”

Emily Wang

6 years ago

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