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
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
Peek-a-boo! This terrified dog does not look happy at being found
This little poodle wouldn’t last two seconds in the wild
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
Wow, a hiding place with unlimited food!
I could pass for a book, right?
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
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
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
Is it an oddly shaped cushion? This dog isn’t fooling anybody
Rookie mistake: Always remember to tuck your tail in
Dogs’ noses are particularly tricky to conceal, as this pet found
Aren’t I clever! Now, how to get out…
I’m the same colour as the curtains, right?
This crafty canine definitely gets points for originality…
Ouch! This pooch got itself into a tight squeeze
This dog looks very pleased with its hiding place
Spatial awareness isn’t this dog’s strong point
But it worked so well when I was a puppy!
They’ll never find us here…
Ah, the old sofa cushion trick
What gave me away?
This dog almost got it right
No one will ever find me here!
This one definitely wins the prize for the worst hiding place