I haven’t met many cats who can be shamed. They might pretend like they care for a minute but as soon as you turn your back the shame evaporates. Dogs on the other hand are more susceptible. A good dose of shame won’t stop them from engaging in their favorite annoying and/or destructive activity, but they will look terribly guilty while doing it. Something along the lines of “I don’t want to be doing this but I can’t stop myself.”
Cats give off an air of not knowing or caring what they do is wrong. Dogs know and (appear to) care. The worst part is, it’s almost always the people they love best who get short shrift. I have one friend whose dog can’t see anything that resembles a toy without instantly assuming that A) it belongs to her, which leads to B) it must be destroyed.
So, when training, dog boot camp or some whispering guy can’t help you, there is the internet shaming option. The Tumblr site Dog Shaming comes to our rescue. It also serves the secondary purpose of distracting you from all the things you should be doing.
- via Helablog