Why does bear growl at Ryan? Bear the rottweiler has become a TikTok sensation

Internet - Don't worry, he just wants to play! Bear the rottweiler is a strange dog, and has sparked some lively discussion due to a viral TikTok that shows him behaving rather demonically towards his owner, Ryan.

Ryan remains calm as Bear the Rottweiler bares his teeth and growls.
Ryan remains calm as Bear the Rottweiler bares his teeth and growls.  © Collage: TikTok/@ryanprater4

What's wrong with this animal? Why does Bear growl at Ryan? Many TikTok users are asking these questions after watching a video of Ryan Prater and his Rottweiler named Bear.

In the clip, Ryan patiently attempts to calm the dog down, while trying his best to hold him in place. The animal seems super aggressive, bearing his teeth and growling like he's ready to attack.

The internet is abuzz with speculation around why Bear the rottweiler keeps growling at Ryan Prater. Honestly, what the heck is going on?

Ryan even tries giving the aggressive dog a kiss to calm him down.
Ryan even tries giving the aggressive dog a kiss to calm him down.  © Collage: TikTok/@ryanprater4

Why does Bear growl at Ryan?

The answer is simple: Bear really doesn't like getting his nails cut. Not very many dogs like getting their nails trimmed or, as in this case, filed down, so his displeasure isn't all that surprising.

What is surprising the extent of his anguish and the aggression he is showing. The loud drama is what has caused the stir on TikTok. Just twelve hours after its release, the clip already had more than six million views and one million likes.

Take a look at this dog's dramatic reaction to nail grinding yourself. Make sure you have the sound on.

Ryan Prater says that Bear the rottweiler isn't angry or aggressive

Bear's unusual behavior is a result of the fact that Ryan took him in when he was just 13 days old, so he didn't grow up with other dogs. He also said that Bear doesn't know that certain sounds indicate anger or aggression. To Bear, growling is just a noise like no other - when Bear gets genuinely angry, though, he barks instead of growls.

Some commenters express concern, while others found the clip funny. Some examples include:

  • "Oh hell nah, that is no dog that is a demon"
  • "Try pouring holy water on, it might survive longer'"
  • "He's so aggressive yet cooperative at the same time"

Many users are really surprised by Bear's threatening growl, but Ryan provided a detailed explanation in another video.

As dangerous as the Rottweiler may seem at the beginning of the clip, it's clear that Ryan is in control of Bear. While it may seem that Bear the rottweiler is angry and threatening, Ryan Prater was clearly safe and comfortable with his perfect pooch!

Cover photo: Collage: TikTok/@ryanprater4

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