Stubborn terrier sprawls across road and refuses to go home after walk

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This is the hilarious moment a cheeky dog desperately tried to avoid going home after being taken on a walk by playing dead on the pavement.

Miniature English Bull Terrier Fidget ‘fakes her own death’ by sprawling across the pavement and refusing to move in an effort to make her daily walks longer. 

Her owner Sharon Harland, 35, said her two-year-old pooch always makes the dramatic move whenever they head back to their home in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Hysterical footage shows the terrier lying on her belly in the middle of the pavement, being dragged down the street by her owner.

Hilarious video footage shows miniature English Bull Terrier Fidget 'faking her own death'

Fidget will play dead when she realises it is time to go home after a walk in Hinckley, Leicestershire

Hilarious video footage shows miniature English Bull Terrier Fidget ‘faking her own death’ when she realises it is time to go home after a walk in Hinckley, Leicestershire

After the amusing protest, Fidget becomes bored and decides to leap up, provoking cries of delight from her owner.

Ms Harland said that concerned members of the public regularly stop to check on the well-being off the stubborn mutt after seeing Fidget’s antics.

The owner was even forced to take to social media to reassure people that her dog was not unwell or injured, after many residents offered to take Fidget to the vets.

The mother-of-one added: ‘I’ve had a few people stop thinking she is hurt. Two or three cars over the year have slowed down when they see her lying down to check she is alright.

‘Three weeks ago a man stopped and asked if she was OK and if we needed a lift to the vet.’

Ms Harland said that she had spent a year thinking that Fidget’s behaviour was ‘normal’ but after sharing her dog’s antics on social media, quickly realised it was not.

Ms Harland and partner Tor Stovold, 36, a mechanic, got Fidget when she was just eight weeks old

Ms Harland said they called the hilarious dog Fidget because she never stops rushing around

Ms Harland and partner Tor Stovold, 36, got the excitable pooch when she was eight weeks old and said they called her Fidget because she never stops – apart from when she plays dead

Her owner Sharon Harland, 35, said that she had spent a year thinking her two-year-old dog's antics were normal, but after posting the video on Facebook realised they were not

Her owner Sharon Harland, 35, said that she had spent a year thinking her two-year-old dog’s antics were normal, but after posting the video on Facebook realised they were not

The hilarious video proved so popular that she set up a dedicated social media page for Fidget, which racked up hundreds of followers in just one week.

Sharon, who a dog groomer, said: ‘On the way back from walking my little boy into school in the morning, it comes to a point when she knows it’s home time.

‘She refuses to move when she’s only three minutes away from home. She will just lay down, put the brakes on, sit down and refuses to move.

‘If you pull her on the lead she lies flat or wriggles. She wriggles like a worm and twists round so I can’t pick her up.

‘She does it for a few minutes at a time. It’s quite typical of her breed – they are very stubborn.

‘She finds it hilarious but after a while she gets bored with her nonsense and stands up.

‘I tried giving her treats when she gets up, but now she’ll lay down in the middle of a walk to get one, so I’ve had to stop that trick.’ 

Ms Harland and partner Tor Stovold, 36, a mechanic, got Fidget when she was eight weeks old and she first started playing dead about a year ago. 

Ms Harland said that residents often think Fidget is unwell and offer to drive the stubborn pooch to the vets after witnessing her hilarious spectacle

Ms Harland said that residents often think Fidget is unwell and offer to drive the stubborn pooch to the vets after witnessing her hilarious spectacle

Ms Harland said Fidget became such a sensation on Facebook that she set up a dedicated social media page for Fidget, which racked up hundreds of followers in just one week

Ms Harland said Fidget became such a sensation on Facebook that she set up a dedicated social media page for Fidget, which racked up hundreds of followers in just one week

Ms Harland said: ‘We called her Fidget because she doesn’t stop – apart from when she’s trying to fake her own death of course.

‘She’s naughty and will run round at home after swallowing a sock. When our internet went down we realised she had chewed through the internet cable.’

Her original post on the Spotted Hinckley Facebook group has received 1,700 likes and 198 comments since September 17.

Alongside a picture of Fidget lying on her back, she wrote: ‘If you see my dog sprawled out at the side of the road, looking like a RTA victim, she is absolutely fine.

‘She just doesn’t want to go home.

‘I do appreciate the concern from the public, but we do not need a lift to the vets. She just thinks she’s hilarious.’

Kayla Neville wrote: ‘This has made my day.’

Kate Bellman added: ‘She’s utterly gorgeous! And I can totally relate!’ 

And Kelly Jade Hyde commented: ‘Love her what a character.’

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