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People are confusing their dogs with this simple towel trick

By Sam Haysom

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Don’t believe what the cartoons have taught you — if you want to distract a dog, you don’t need a string of sausages.

All you need is a simple towel.

Over the past week or so, people on Twitter have been taking part in a new challenge. The hashtag is #WhatTheFluffChallenge, and the premise is simple: stand in a doorway with a towel (and a dog) in front of you, hold the towel up so it conceals you, then dart to one side at the exact moment you let go of it.

Here’s what that looks like in practice:

So much canine confusion. …

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