Dogs feel no shame despite guilty look, behaviorists say

By Sue Manning The Associated Press Published Feb 28, 2014 at 12:01AM
This Feb. 9, 2013 provided by Jeremy Lakaszcyck, shows Maymo a lemon beagle posing for a shame illustration in Merrimack Valley, Mass. In late 2011, Jeremy Lakaszcyck of Boston started putting shaming videos of Maymo, on YouTube but behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look, head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier. But scientific findings havent put a dent in the popularity of online dog shaming sites like dogshaming.com and shameyourpet.com or videos like those posted on youtube. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lakaszcyck)