Owners Shame Pets On Social Media
We've all seen funny videos online -- maybe on the Connected page -- where dogs have chewed up a pillow or destroyed something else.
But experts caution making those videos can backfire.
Pet behavior expert Christy Howard says it can amount to abuse.
"The concern is the pet owners are forcing the dogs to recreate that behavior and punishing them by yelling at them or putting them in a shameful position."
Remember, the dog doesn't know about YouTube or Facebook and doesn't know the scolding isn't real.
Plus, KTRH pet expert Dr. Brian Beale says it can also lead to more destruction. He says the dog may enjoy the attention, good or bad.
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"This can just lead to reinforcing this problem in the future and basically, you're teaching him to be destructive."
Experts say don't recreate destructive behavior for videos -- capture it as it happens, if you must.