Pug puppy discovers himself in the mirror
This puppy really wants to play… with himself, and he’s met his match in the mirror! Finally a pup with his own amount of energy. Best friends for life? No way around it.
Many people are puzzled by the fact that dogs seem to ignore images of themselves reflected in a mirror. Young puppies encountering mirrors for the first time may treat the image as if it is another dog.
They may bark at it, or give a little bow and an invitation to play as if they are encountering a real dog and engaging in a social interaction.
However, after a short while they lose interest. Afterwards then often seem to treat their reflections as if they were of no consequence at all.