None of my dogs have ever learned how to play dead...but I'm sure if they did, they would use it to their advantage all the time.
"Oh my god, Fido looks ill. Should we give him a treat?" Yeah, that seems plausible.
Jack, however, has learned that if he plays possum around his brother, he can get a hilarious reaction.
The cute pooch has mastered the art of playing dead and loves to pull the prank on his buddy Archie. Remaining still for almost 30 minutes, Jack was able to fool the worried pup into believing that his best friend was actually dead. Jack is so good at this "game", in fact, that his owner Sam even had to double check to make sure he was still breathing.