Ways to Prank Your Dog for April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is right around the corner, and we all know what that means: time to prank your dog! Pranking your pup on April Fool’s Day has been a tradition for centuries. The origins of this day are shrouded in mystery, but one thing is certain: it’s a great day to play some harmless jokes on our canine companions. In order to give you an idea of how best to prank your dog this year, we have compiled a list of different ideas for you below!

 Ways to Prank Your Dog for April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a day for pranking friends, co-workers, family members, and today it’s your turn to prank your dog. Here are some ideas on how to fool your pup!

    Put sticky notes all over their body or face

    Pour water all over them when they are sleeping

    Make it look like you bought a new friend for them, but instead it's actually another stuffed animal

    Fill their water bowl completely with baking soda/water solution to make bubbles come out of the top.

    Put toothpaste where they usually go (on the floor) so they step in it.

    Fill up their toy basket with treats.

    Hide their favorite bone under the dishwasher (if it will fit)

    Set up an obstacle course in the living room while they are asleep

    Fill their kennel with packing peanuts or some other material, so when they step out of it, they sink

    Hide treats under your clothes on the floor

    Put a toy mouse (realistic looking) in their bed while they sleep

    Squeeze some sour candy into their mouth when they are sleeping

    Hide all toys and location mats for them to find

    Leave out water balloons 

    Tie bells to the door knob that is furthest from your pup’s bed

    Make a trail of vinegar leading from their favorite spot to the front door

    Dye their toys (if they are washable)

    Cut out the bottom of their water bowl, so when they drink it makes a noise

    Put hamburger grease on all their poop locations

    Leave their favorite squeaky toy in someone’s bed

    Fill one of your socks with some flour and put it on the floor, then ring it like a bell for them to find

    Take away something that is important to them (i.e.: If they sleep under the blankets on your side of the bed, take them away) 

     Tie together some toilet paper rolls or fill up an empty tissue box with something heavy

    Hide their food bowl somewhere around the house 

    Fill 4-5 balloons with flour or rice, then stick them in your dog’s bed 

    Put a little bit of peanut butter on your hand and wait for them to lick it off; once they do, fill your other hand with bird seed and let it fall onto the floor.

    Paint under their nails

    Fill up an empty tissue box with some rocks or weights or something else heavy

    Put apples or bananas into their bowl 

    Take away all water sources overnight except one make sure it’s full 

    Put canned vegetables in their food bowl

    Pull out their blanket and replace it with one you don’t like 

    Tape recording devices under couches or coat hangers (that make sounds) near door

    Tape your dog’s leash to something out of reach

Bottom Line

Dogs are often used in April Fool’s Day pranks. But what are some ways to prank your dog? Check out these hilarious yet simple tricks that will make you laugh and amuse your pup all day long. They include fake cat or human poop, a squeaky toy hidden under furniture, string cheese tied to the back door knob, cereal on their favorite chair cushions, and more! 

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