The "snoot challenge" has taken social media by storm. Our timelines are filled with a new dog "snoot" almost everyday, and not only is it adorable to watch, but apparently it's good for the dogs too.
According to Business Insider, over 11,000 dogs have participated in this challenge since it began. The "snoot challenge" is when a person makes a closed shape, whether it be a triangle, circle or heart with their fingers (or in some cases their hands), and a dog sticks their snout through it, leaving their nose to poke out toward the camera.
Some dogs complete the challenge with ease, while others can't even be bothered to attempt it.
Some viewers of this challenge are worried that having your dog put their nose through such a small space can impair their breathing, but experts claim that having your dog complete the "snoot challenge" can be beneficial.
Undergoing the challenge can help dogs get used to people handling their faces, like at the vet, and can also train them to be comfortable with any potentially restrictive gear, like a muzzle or surgical cone.
According to Business Insider, as long as owners don't force their dogs who don't seem into it to do the challenge...
...and those who do it are gentle, their dogs should be just fine!