Dog Parents Are Getting Their Furry Friends in on the Fun With the Adorable ‘Hands in’ TikTok Trend

The internet is absolutely loving a new trend referred to as the “hands in” or “all hands on deck” challenge. Pet parents film themselves placing their hands over one another in front of their pooches and wait to see if they use their paws to join in, and the results are hilarious and endearing. With thousands of videos of dogs and their families joining the fun and millions of views, likes and comments, the viral hit is simply more proof that dogs are truly part of the family. Check out some of the best iterations below!

‘Hands In’ viral videos showing TikTok’s sweetest dogs

Loki the Golden Retriever received tons of love on his video with his parents, who aptly used a voiceover audio reciting, “Have you ever just looked at someone and said: ‘So this is what love looks like?’” Like most dogs who have participated, Loki takes a moment to observe what his humans are doing, and once he realizes, he places his paw on top of theirs and looks at them for approval. Once his parents erupt with laughter and smiles, he gives them smooches and cuddles to celebrate his success!

Beautiful Australian Labradoodle Ralphie was beyond excited to be in the middle of the action, so he went ahead and put both paws in!

Sweet little Dachsund Odin was all in as well. Check out his happy hops and tail wags! “Perfect representation of a Dachshund,” one TikTok user commented. “The love of a Dachshund is incredible,” added another.

This family has a home full of Golden Retrievers, so they let all three of their loving pups try the trend. While Riley and Millie knew exactly what to do, Bear was a bit uninterested in handing over his paw.

“Bear just wanted kisses,” his parents captioned the post. And so he did!

As you can see in this compilation of different families and their pups, some dogs sweetly placed their chin and rested their head instead of their paws on their parents’ hands. In the final clip, one little pup even jumps over their parent’s hands! It’s a shame dogs can’t read, because no matter how they react to this trend, they’re receiving all the love in the world from their families and viewers alike!

Why do dogs put their paws on people?

There are a variety of reasons a dog might place their paws on their humans. They could be trying to communicate that they want or need something, or simply that they love and care for you as canines are highly intuitive and emotionally intelligent. Training also plays a role in this trend. While some of the dogs did this for the very first time, many others have been trained to give their paws and know they will be celebrated or treated for doing so. In most cases, dogs use their paws to express emotions or desires of some kind, and for this trend in particular, they’re likely showcasing their love for and desire to please their humans!


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