Faced with a trip to the vet or a grooming session, dogs sometimes feel it necessary to hide from their owners.

But unlike their feline cousins, they aren’t gifted in the art of subterfuge. In fact, they are hopeless at it.

Amused owners have been sharing photos of their pets’ pathetic attempts at hide and seek. 

From a fridge shelf to a washing machine, it appears dogs will try and squeeze themselves into just about any nook or cranny. 

FEMAIL has compiled some of the funniest snaps from around the web… 

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This boxer thought this brown pillow was the perfect camouflage

This boxer thought this brown pillow was the perfect camouflage

Not bad for a first attempt but the big furry behind was a bit of a giveaway...

Not bad for a first attempt but the big furry behind was a bit of a giveaway...

Not bad for a first attempt but the big furry behind was a bit of a giveaway…

This is actually quite a good hiding place but the eyes are a bit of a giveaway

This is actually quite a good hiding place but the eyes are a bit of a giveaway

This is actually quite a good hiding place but the eyes are a bit of a giveaway

Peek-a-boo! This terrified dog does not look happy at being found

Peek-a-boo! This terrified dog does not look happy at being found

Peek-a-boo! This terrified dog does not look happy at being found

This little poodle wouldn't last two seconds in the wild

This little poodle wouldn't last two seconds in the wild

This little poodle wouldn’t last two seconds in the wild

It's a perfectly-sized hiding place - just not a very good one

It's a perfectly-sized hiding place - just not a very good one

It’s a perfectly-sized hiding place – just not a very good one

Better luck next time: This dog looks forlorn after his hiding place was spotted

Better luck next time: This dog looks forlorn after his hiding place was spotted

Better luck next time: This dog looks forlorn after his hiding place was spotted

Wow, a hiding place with unlimited food!  

Wow, a hiding place with unlimited food!  

Wow, a hiding place with unlimited food!  

I could pass for a book, right?

I could pass for a book, right?

I could pass for a book, right?

Just because you can't see your legs anymore doesn't mean we can't!

Just because you can't see your legs anymore doesn't mean we can't!

Just because you can’t see your legs anymore doesn’t mean we can’t!

Nice try: One dog failed to realise there was a mirror revealing his hiding place

Nice try: One dog failed to realise there was a mirror revealing his hiding place

Nice try: One dog failed to realise there was a mirror revealing his hiding place

This puppy almost fooled its owner when it concealed itself on the shag carpet

This puppy almost fooled its owner when it concealed itself on the shag carpet

This puppy almost fooled its owner when it concealed itself on the shag carpet

I'm just a stuffed toy, really! This dog isn't fooling anyone

I'm just a stuffed toy, really! This dog isn't fooling anyone

I’m just a stuffed toy, really! This dog isn’t fooling anyone

Washing machines are popular hiding place for dogs, it seems. It might even work if they were able to close the door behind them

Washing machines are popular hiding place for dogs, it seems. It might even work if they were able to close the door behind them

Washing machines are popular hiding place for dogs, it seems. It might even work if they were able to close the door behind them

This dog didn't quite get the camouflage right

This dog didn't quite get the camouflage right

This dog didn’t quite get the camouflage right

Is it an oddly shaped cushion? This dog isn't fooling anybody

Is it an oddly shaped cushion? This dog isn't fooling anybody

Is it an oddly shaped cushion? This dog isn’t fooling anybody

Rookie mistake: Always remember to tuck your tail in

Rookie mistake: Always remember to tuck your tail in

Rookie mistake: Always remember to tuck your tail in

Dogs' noses are particularly tricky to conceal, as this pet found

Dogs' noses are particularly tricky to conceal, as this pet found

Dogs’ noses are particularly tricky to conceal, as this pet found

Aren't I clever! Now, how to get out…

Aren't I clever! Now, how to get out…

Aren’t I clever! Now, how to get out…

I’m the same colour as the curtains, right?

I’m the same colour as the curtains, right?

I’m the same colour as the curtains, right?

This crafty canine definitely gets points for originality... 

This crafty canine definitely gets points for originality... 

This crafty canine definitely gets points for originality… 

Ouch! This pooch got itself into a tight squeeze

Ouch! This pooch got itself into a tight squeeze

Ouch! This pooch got itself into a tight squeeze

This dog looks very pleased with its hiding place

This dog looks very pleased with its hiding place

This dog looks very pleased with its hiding place

Spatial awareness isn't this dog's strong point

Spatial awareness isn't this dog's strong point

Spatial awareness isn’t this dog’s strong point

But it worked so well when I was a puppy! 

But it worked so well when I was a puppy! 

But it worked so well when I was a puppy! 

They'll never find us here...

They'll never find us here...

They’ll never find us here…

Ah, the old sofa cushion trick

Ah, the old sofa cushion trick

Ah, the old sofa cushion trick

 What gave me away?

 What gave me away?

 What gave me away?

This dog almost got it right

This dog almost got it right

This dog almost got it right

No one will ever find me here!

No one will ever find me here!

No one will ever find me here!

This one definitely wins the prize for the worst hiding place

This one definitely wins the prize for the worst hiding place

This one definitely wins the prize for the worst hiding place



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