Dogs love to play fetch, everyone knows that. But, not all dogs are good at it. I mean, I love basketball, but that doesn’t mean that I know how to play the game. So, if you have ever wondered if there are any dogs that are just bad at playing fetch, well, the answer is – yes. Some of them are so bad that their attempts turn out to be so funny and awkward that the only thing you can do is laugh really, really hard. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the funniest fails of dogs playing fetch we have found.
I wish I was a little bigger!
This cutie has only one problem when it comes to fetching – size. If he had just a few inches more he would be able to get this tennis ball.
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A ball? Leaves? Yay!
Well, this dog was clearly set to fail. The owner obviously saw the pile of leaves and decided to take his dog for a joke ride. Obviously, he succeeded. The dog just adores fetching tennis balls that no pile of leaves can stop him in his intent.
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Can you please find a smaller ball?
This GIF tells the story of a fetch fail that is caused by the laws of physics. I mean, this puppy did all that was necessary, but his mouth just isn’t big enough. However, that isn’t the funniest part of this GIF. Pay attention to the way this puppy jumps around. So adorable.
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I meant to do it, I swear!
This is another GIF where the line between failure and success isn’t so clear. The first dog either failed to catch the treat or he is the best passer since Magic Johnson. The Dalmatian, however, is a very successful catcher. He waited and he was prepared, so my guess is that this has happened before. He obviously expected the first dog to fail.
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Come here you, I don’t want to get wet!
This dog was conditioned to fail due to his fear of water. Or maybe he just doesn’t like to get wet. Either way, this dog could have been great at fetching, but he still needs to practice his swimming if he wants to become one of the greats.
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What’s so funny, I am practicing tightrope walking!
This puppy tried to fetch a branch back to his owner, but the branch is just too big. Once again, the laws of physics strike down an unsuspecting puppy that only wanted to play. When this dog grows older and bigger, I am sure he will show those laws of physics what he can do.
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I’m just gonna lie down for a while
This puppy really failed to fetch his toy, but his reaction after the failure is even funnier that the fail itself. It looks like he decided to just surrender to his faith and lie down on the floor for a period of time. Probably to gain strength for another attempt.
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I’m gonna catch it someday!
This dog knows that practice makes perfect. That is why, every day without exception, he tries to fetch the ball. And tries. And tries. I guess he firmly believes that failure is the mother of success.
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I really don’t care, mate
This is another fail from the category “Dogs that don’t care about fetching”. I mean, the way this dog just casually looks at the ball without showing even the slightest bit of interest is hilarious.
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What’s going on guys? Can I join?
This fetching fail is a little bit different than the others. It seems like we are witnessing a fight over the tennis ball and the dog that holds to it will become a fetching champion. But the reaction of the third dog is priceless. Just look at how he casually puts his chin between these two dogs like their idea all along was to build a resting place for his face.
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What? Where? What?
This golden retriever wanted to fetch some Cheerios, but he failed to do it. Miserably. His facial expression when he gets the treat stuck on his head is hilarious. I am not sure if he was wondering where did the treat go or how to get it now, but it sure was really funny.
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That’s not cool, human!
This dog just fell for it! But we wouldn’t count the fact that he went into the water as a fail if he just managed to fetch the toy. He was set up to end up in the water, but the real fail lies in the fact that he wasn’t even close to catching the toy. And the toy didn’t even move!
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Urgh, I was so close!
A fetch fail in slow-motion? Yes, please. This dog looks so majestic in his fail and the fact that he was so close to succeeding makes it even funnier. Anyway, kudos for trying!
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Play with me, tiny human!
This really isn’t a fetch fail as we are used to by now, but when you consider the fact that this dog wanted to play fetch with a baby, then it surely counts as a fail. I mean, he failed to play fetch, didn’t he?
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Oh, a ball!
We all have our bad days when our anticipation, reflexes and reaction time aren’t at the highest level. Well, this dog looks like he had one of those days. I mean, the ball was already down for a long time when he finally went for it. Fail!
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