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Pictures Of Dogs' Adorable Reactions To Being Called 'Good Boy'

Rae Batchelor 7 May 2019

Everyone knows how a kind word or compliment can lift your spirits and make your day — but you’ll really appreciate the difference a compliment can make when you see these before and after pictures. Here’s what dogs look like before they are called "good dog" and what they look like afterward…

It's incredible the difference hearing the words "good dog" can make.

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It can turn you from being a dog that looks remarkably like a polar bear, into a dog that still looks remarkably like a polar bear but that much cuter.

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Now that’s one serious dog.

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Serious about having a good laugh, that is! To make this even cuter, this dog is deaf, so the "after" photo is after his owner signed the words "good boy" to him.

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Yet, while some dogs love an unashamed belly laugh…

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Others prefer to accept their compliments with a little more dignity.

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Being called "good dog" can make you go from being Couch Potato Dog...

Reddit | ohlamarr1223 one who's up for a good tummy tickle or run on the beach.

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It’s hard to think of anything that could make this dog any cuter.

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Except his expression when he's called "good dog" by the human he loves.

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Word of advice for this dog’s owner:

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Say “good dog” often. Very often. Record yourself saying it and have it playing in a constant loop.

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Not now, sorry, I'm watching Wheel Of Fortune...

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OK, OK, if you're going to get all "good dog" about it!

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When you say “good dog” and wonder if what he actually heard was:

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“I have every chew toy known to man outside waiting for you, along with a giant pile of hamburgers that never ends.”

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Of course, overt expressions of joy and excitement become more difficult the older a dog gets.

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But why bother anyway, when a slight display of tongue says it all. He is happy, so he bleps. Simple dog, simple pleasures.

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The great thing about saying "good dog"?

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The smile you get back gives you just as much happiness as you saying it gave to the dog. The perfect combination.

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Just lettin’ the love wash right over me…

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This is the sweetest expression I've ever seen on a dog's face, and I've spent a lot of time looking at pictures of dogs on the Internet.

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Look, I’m happy to accept the “good boy”…

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But I have a sneaking suspicion there’s going to be a catch.

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That moment when you realize the “good boy” was meant for you.

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This little dalmatian looks as happy as he could be. These pups are notoriously high energy, though, so I bet he didn't stay sitting still for long after this.

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Of course, some dogs are such good dogs...

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...that getting told they are is really just routine. Of course he's a good dog — just look at his face!

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We don’t care if this dog really is a good dog.

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We're telling him he is anyway. Those eyes make him look a little big like a cyborg super villain, and we're here for it.

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While some larger breeds slobber with joy...


Good dog... eugh... can someone get me a towel, please?

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...others are just quietly chuffed.

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This is what should be in the dictionary when you look up the phrase "perfectly content."

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Now, no one is saying that dogs are better than cats.

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But for the record, this is what a cat looks likes before and after being told "good boy." Just saying.

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Finally, this is a photo of a good boy before and after he was called a dog

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The guy who posted it makes the useful point that while "good dog" works wonders with our canine friends, it doesn't work in reverse or cross-species. And that's a lesson for all of us.

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