Shame on you!

"Oh, my dog knew he had done wrong, he looked so guilty!"

How many times have we heard someone saying as much? Of course, it is not true: dogs perceived as looking 'guilty' don't feel guilty at all: we are simply projecting human emotions on their behaviour, which is usually simply a submissive or appeasing display as a reaction to an upset owner. Dogs simply have no concept of guilt or even shame - but there are some occasion when we believe they should, and are ashamed on their behalf!

Dogshaming is a website where dog owners can publicly 'shame' their dogs by sharing an image with details of their misdeed, and the results are hilarious.


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Sharing their misdeeds can give the owners a chance to laugh and see that they're far from the only ones in that kind of situation, but of course dogs will remained just as they are - unashamed, unapologetically silly, mischievous and often embarrassing. In one word, perfect.