Husky Responds to Owner's Question About Walkies in Funny Video: 'No Go Out'

An adorable Husky has delighted internet users after footage of him appearing to speak while refusing to go for a walk went viral.

Siberian Husky Rex has racked up 25,800 followers on TikTok after his owner Sophie, from Bristol in the U.K., began sharing adorable clips of the nine-year-old pooch on social media.

The latest hilarious clip shows Rex lying on his bed as his owner tries to encourage him to go for a walk by repeatedly calling his name while holding his harness.

However, the dog appears to say "no go out" when she asks to put his harness on, continuing to appear to refuse by seemingly using human language as his owner tries to coax the animal into going outside.


I thought we were guna go out? 🤷🏼‍♀️

♬ original sound - Sophie Ewan

The clip received over 62,000 likes and nearly 100 comments, with one user writing: "He's 100 percent saying 'I don't wanna go out.' He's adorable."

"My husky was the complete opposite, any excuse to go out! Very funny though, huskies are very vocal, they do have a lot to say, very intelligent dogs," wrote a different user.

"That husky is sassy. Love it, it must be so fun to have a bond with a dog like that! Very special," another user commented.

"The fact it's actually saying: 'No out,' is mind boggling," said a fourth.

Another added: "Oh my god, your dog can actually talk!! Even sounds like he says 'mummyyyyy' at one point!"

Many animals, including dogs, can produce sounds that mimic human language. According to Gary Lucas, a scholar in psychology at Indiana University Bloomington, dogs communicate by varying their tone.

He told Scientific American their ability to communicate using different tones means they are able to pick up on the differences in the tonal patterns of the humans around them.

Researchers at Emory University previously conducted studies using brain-imaging techniques to investigate how canines process words, finding dogs may have a rudimentary representation in their brains for the meaning of words.

Siberian Husky
A stock image of a Siberian husky. An adorable husky has delighted internet users after footage of him appearing to speak while refusing to go for a walk went viral. iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The results—which were published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience—indicate dogs are able to differentiate words they've heard before from those they haven't.

"Many dog owners think that their dogs know what some words mean, but there really isn't much scientific evidence to support that," Ashley Prichard, first author of the study from Emory's Department of Psychology, said in a statement. "We wanted to get data from the dogs themselves—not just owner reports."

"We know that dogs have the capacity to process at least some aspects of human language since they can learn to follow verbal commands," said neuroscientist Gregory Berns, senior author of the study.

"Previous research, however, suggests dogs may rely on many other cues to follow a verbal command, such as gaze, gestures and even emotional expressions from their owners."