Social media has made it so convenient for us to shame bad behavior as an effort to encourage remorse, correction, and improvement. Not even dogs are spared from social media shaming. The huge difference between man and dog when it comes to shaming is that #dogshaming often elicits a pleasant chuckle, a hearty laugh, and in some cases, an “I can totally relate” response. You won’t believe the kind of trouble that dogs get themselves into. There is, of course, the predictable straight-out-of-the-movies eating a kid’s homework. There is also this dog who got thrown out of obedience class for being too noisy and for starting a fight – were they even sure it was actually a dog and not a 10-year old kid?
While dog shaming has not been proven to be effective in correcting bad behavior, it is noticeable how the dog seems to exhibit a demeanor of guilt and regret. It would be interesting to know if there were a change in behavior after the shaming but until then, here are some hysterical photos of dog shaming: