Weirdly ethnomethodological magic tricks with dogs

These are very amusing and very cute but does anyone else find the bewilderment of the animals utterly fascinating? I find it hard not to read these as almost akin to a breaching experiment – the dog reveals its understanding of how the world functions by the chain of reactions which ensue from its expectations having been disrupted: “where’s the treat? is it down here? is it back here? omg, what’s going on!? it just vanished!”

Perhaps unsurprisingly cats seem less willing to participate in these experiments:


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