Dogs find ways around humans' rules with hilarious results

  • Photos, compiled by Bored Panda, prove canines’ inventive abilities
  • The pet pooches managed to find ingenious ways around their humans’ rules
  • Tricks included one pup keeping his paws off the sofa by just resting his snout 
  • These photos will have even the biggest dog-doubter in happy stitches 

It’s often cats who are dubbed the craftier pets but these divisive dogs are proving that canines can be just as cunning.

In a hilarious new photo series shared on Bored Panda, owners have captured the ways in which their mutts bend the rules without breaking them.

It is not unusual for owners to enforce a no dogs on the furniture rule, however, several of these pooches have found ways around this resting simply a snout on a sofa.

One pup who is encouraged not to beg for food technically didn’t disobey his master as he looked away while they enjoyed their dinner.

For other canines certain parts of the home are off limits, however, that doesn’t stop these cheeky pets from slipping a cheeky paw over the threshold.  

A hilarious collection of photos compiled by BoredPanda show dogs finding clever ways around their owners' rules

A hilarious collection of photos compiled by BoredPanda show dogs finding clever ways around their owners’ rules

This golden retriever is forbidden from resting their chin on the table, however, his owner said nothing about his teeth

This golden retriever is forbidden from resting their chin on the table, however, his owner said nothing about his teeth

A puppy who was not allowed on the sofa chose instead to use one of it's cushions as a bed

A puppy who was not allowed on the sofa chose instead to use one of it’s cushions as a bed

By taking a rest under the sofa cushions this dog is not technically breaking any rules 

By taking a rest under the sofa cushions this dog is not technically breaking any rules 

This dog isn't allowed in the kitchen during dinner time but she daringly places a paw across the threshold 

This dog isn’t allowed in the kitchen during dinner time but she daringly places a paw across the threshold 

After the sofa cushions were tossed across the floor this dog considered the rule of keeping off the furniture officially out of the window 

After the sofa cushions were tossed across the floor this dog considered the rule of keeping off the furniture officially out of the window 

A pug is well aware that he is not allowed on the table, but when there were crumbs to be had, he found a way around it 

A pug is well aware that he is not allowed on the table, but when there were crumbs to be had, he found a way around it 

One dog was banned from visiting his owner's bedroom thought he could get away with it if he avoided eye contact 

One dog was banned from visiting his owner’s bedroom thought he could get away with it if he avoided eye contact 

These dogs aren't allowed in the bedrooms but they seemed to agree a few paws won't matter 

These dogs aren’t allowed in the bedrooms but they seemed to agree a few paws won’t matter 

This dog seems to be of the belief that if his paws are on the floor he is not on the furniture

This dog seems to be of the belief that if his paws are on the floor he is not on the furniture

Technically this dog is not 'on the couch' but his owners are likely to be less than impressed

Technically this dog is not ‘on the couch’ but his owners are likely to be less than impressed

While her owners enjoy their dinner this Labrador has found a rather polite way to keep out of the kitchen 

While her owners enjoy their dinner this Labrador has found a rather polite way to keep out of the kitchen 

One mother took her baby daughter into the bathroom that is off-limits to their corgi, but it seems the pooch couldn't bear to be alone 

One mother took her baby daughter into the bathroom that is off-limits to their corgi, but it seems the pooch couldn’t bear to be alone 

This agile dog has managed to curve his body around the edge of the couch for peak comfort and smug rule defiance

This agile dog has managed to curve his body around the edge of the couch for peak comfort and smug rule defiance

Having all four paws in the bedroom is a no-no for this dog and so he is technically breaking no rules with this pose 

Having all four paws in the bedroom is a no-no for this dog and so he is technically breaking no rules with this pose 

This boxer is pushing it to the limit with his unimpressed owner - he isn't quite on the sofa

This boxer is pushing it to the limit with his unimpressed owner – he isn’t quite on the sofa

With all four paws off the sofa this dog believes he is sticking to the rules 

With all four paws off the sofa this dog believes he is sticking to the rules 

This Labrador believes that as long as his middle is not on the furniture, it doesn't count 

This Labrador believes that as long as his middle is not on the furniture, it doesn’t count 

While this ingenious fellow has managed to work out that if he sleeps on a blanket, he isn't on the sofa

While this ingenious fellow has managed to work out that if he sleeps on a blanket, he isn’t on the sofa

One Husky is a faster eater than his friend but knows he is not allowed to steal  - but their owner said nothing about smelling it

One Husky is a faster eater than his friend but knows he is not allowed to steal – but their owner said nothing about smelling it

One paw over the kitchen tiles is a smart way to break the rules without anyone noticing 

One paw over the kitchen tiles is a smart way to break the rules without anyone noticing 

These pups aren't allowed in the office while their owner works - so they nudge the carrot toy over the edge and sit, hoping and waiting, for attention 

These pups aren’t allowed in the office while their owner works – so they nudge the carrot toy over the edge and sit, hoping and waiting, for attention 

Look, no paws! This dog wants his owner to stop working and play ball

Look, no paws! This dog wants his owner to stop working and play ball

She's not allowed to beg and so instead sits nonchalant next to her owner's food 

She’s not allowed to beg and so instead sits nonchalant next to her owner’s food 

This pooch is not allowed in the kitchen during dinner time but likes to be as close as possible

This pooch is not allowed in the kitchen during dinner time but likes to be as close as possible

Cooking is  'no dog in kitchen' time, but she manages just to get her nose over the edge

Cooking is  ‘no dog in kitchen’ time, but she manages just to get her nose over the edge

This loyal brood are not allowed out into the garage, so they wait as close as they can get

This loyal brood are not allowed out into the garage, so they wait as close as they can get

With begging forbidden this Samoyed has found a crafty way to eye up her owner's food 

With begging forbidden this Samoyed has found a crafty way to eye up her owner’s food 


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