No question about it: Dogs are a man’s best friend. But even a best friend can upset you every now and then. While we like to think that our pups just want to please us, the truth is our furry friends can be quite the mischievous rascals. Unlike cats, however, dogs always manage to look deservedly guilty for their poor behavior.
While you might be angry if your own dog acted this way, seeing other people’s pups up to no good is oddly heartwarming. Take a look below at all the adorable dogs who got caught being not-so-good boys.
The Training Years
Training a puppy is really, really hard. But it’s made even harder if your pup can’t seem to grasp the idea of potty training.
Unfortunately for this family, their baby dog mistook the heater vent for his own personal toilet. We’re sure having their whole house smell like poop is not what this family imagined when they brought their brand new puppy home.
A Bathroom Mishap
Dogs will eat anything. If you doubt that fact, just look at the picture of this hungry pup. Whether the petroleum jelly tasted good or not, this dog was more than happy to dig into the jar in place of his dinner.
Unfortunately, the consequences were a little more than he bargained for. Wearing the diaper might not be comfortable for this puppy, but it’s a good fix for the family who doesn’t want dog poop smeared all over their house.
The Garbage Dog
While some dogs like to chew on your shoes, others will chew on literally anything they can get their paws on. For this pup, that meant raiding the kitchen to find his next chew toy.
Despite the garbage strewn all over his bed, the pup doesn’t look particularly guilty. In fact, he seems quite satisfied with himself. Maybe he thinks he was helping to take out the trash?
An Unhelpful Helper
We all love the feel of freshly laundered clothes as they come out of the dryer. Who hasn’t wrapped themselves in a warm, recently washed blanket and immediately fallen asleep? Well, this dog is no exception.
He clearly loves the warm coziness of fresh laundry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to realize that his behavior is doing more harm than good. He’s taking a much-needed nap while his owner is likely screaming in frustration about having to do the laundry yet again.
A Farewell Gift
Dogs really love their owners, but sometimes they have odd ways of expressing their affection. This pup wanted to send her dad off with something to remember her by. Unfortunately, the best she could come up with was a big pile of poop.
That was certainly an unhappy surprise when her dad unpacked his suitcase two days later. Next time this pup wants to give someone a farewell gift, she should probably reach for her favorite toy instead.
Two Times the Trouble
In general, two dogs are better than one. But that idea doesn’t apply when you own two massively destructive dogs. Instead of hounding after one mischievous pup, you have to keep two rascals in line.
While one pup looks sufficiently guilty, the other doesn’t seem to realize that he’s been caught red-handed. One thing is certain: neither of these pups will be fetching the newspaper for the foreseeable future.
What is it about Christmas trees that make animals so destructive? Every time the Christmas tree goes up, the chances for destruction in the house also increase.
Apparently, this dog was not on good terms with this year’s Christmas tree. Whether he was set off by all the shiny ornaments or simply wanted to protect his family from the latest intruder, we may never know. Either way, this family is going to be much more careful with Christmas trees in the future.
Dog people will defend their dogs to the end, but these canines can get themselves into just as much trouble as cats. Your cats may claw up your furniture, but your dogs will rip them apart.
These destructive pups found their way into the laundry room, where they managed to rip apart something important. After their owner discovered their demolition, we wouldn’t be surprised if they rethought their decision to get dogs instead of cats.
A Proper Scolding
Unlike cats, dogs do seem to realize when they’ve done something wrong. While your cat will walk away without a care in the world after being scolded, your dog often looks appropriately remorseful.
In the case of this pup, the owner used the dog’s destruction as a teachable moment. After making a mess, the dog seemed to realize that he had done something truly wrong. Of course, only time will tell if the scolding was enough to turn him off his destructive ways forever.
Ignore, Ignore, Ignore
While some dogs have the good sense to look ashamed, others will stare you down and pretend that it wasn’t them who made the mess. Even if all the evidence points in their direction, they think that ignoring the problem will make it go away.
That certainly seems to be this dog’s tactic. While sitting in a messy pile of his own creation, he won’t even look down and acknowledge the disaster. If he can’t see it, it didn’t happen. That’s how it works, right?
A Bored Pup
When dogs are bored, they’ll look for anything to occupy their attention. A lack of toys or food is bound to lead to destructive behaviors.
This little thing, for example, obviously had nothing better to do than make a mess all over the floor. If you find that your pup is struggling with behavioral problems, try to redirect their attention with plenty of squeaky toys and yummy treats for good behavior.
A Chilly Dog
While some dogs steer clear of the appliances in your home, others are happy to make their bed in the most inconvenient spot. This one obviously knows that the big rectangle houses all the food. If he can get closer to snacks, he’ll do it, no matter how cold it might be.
Of course, we hope his owners discovered him before the refrigerator door closed. He certainly looks pleased with himself now, but he might be less energetic if he was trapped in the dark cold for a few minutes.
A Fluffy Wine Connoisseur
Humans may love a glass of wine, but they have nothing on this fluffy wine connoisseur. After he realized that mom probably wasn’t going to give him a sip out of her glass, he took matters into his own hands.
Unfortunately, he didn’t anticipate the glass on the floor or the resulting anger from his owners. But in his defense, he did spill the wine on concrete, rather than a white rug.
Furniture Tastes Better Than Toys
No matter how many chew toys a dog has, sometimes they’re not enough. The squeaky rubber is appealing, but not quite as appealing as the furniture in their house.
This sneaky pup managed to chew on a family heirloom, taking his destruction to a whole other level. He’s giving those sweet puppy dog eyes, but we doubt his family will be willing to forgive him that easily.
The Dog Is a Sinner
Apparently, anything tastes good to a dog. From furniture to bibles, there’s nothing our canine friends won’t sink their teeth into.
While this pup probably didn’t mean anything by biting into the Holy Book, some religious people might consider his destructive ways a sin. Hopefully, if he repents, God can forgive him. He just needs to understand that if he’s going to eat a book, it probably shouldn’t be a bible.
Smelly Dog Farts
Human farts are bad, but dog farts are on a whole new level of stinkiness. If you’ve ever been in the same room with a pooch when they break wind, then you know it’s not a pleasant experience.
Imagine, then, being trapped in an enclosed space while your dog lets one rip. Even if you try to explain to the other elevator occupants that it definitely wasn’t you, it’s unlikely they’ll believe you. Now you have to deal with the smelly fart and the embarrassment all at the same time.
Cotton Swabs Make Great Snacks
Using cotton swabs to clean your ears is an oddly satisfying experience. But once you’re done using the swab, you’re supposed to throw it away. Unfortunately, this dog doesn’t understand that concept.
Instead of letting the cotton swab sit in the trash where it belongs, this pup decides a dirty Q-tip makes a perfect snack. Is it the ear wax he’s craving, or will he simply chew on anything that’s put in front of him? Whatever his reasoning is, his owners should definitely break this disgusting habit.
A Surprise Package
If your dog acts out in your own home, at least you can rest easy in the fact that they’re not torturing anyone else. How embarrassing would it be if your pup destroyed someone else’s property?
If you really want an answer to that question, just ask these owners. This naughty pup managed to ruin the UPS driver’s day, as well as anyone who was expecting those packages. He probably thought he was simply marking his territory, but we guarantee he made a big headache for his parents.
When two dogs get together, it’s almost like they conspire with each other to misbehave. One of your dogs will do something bad, and then the other one will manage to pull off something even worse. Are they trying to one-up each other?
These pups certainly seem to have some kind of competition going on. Maybe they think getting in trouble is a good thing. Whatever’s going on in the mind of these dogs, their owners must be struggling to wrangle two naughty pups.
Toilet Paper Tastes Good
Setting goals for dogs doesn’t seem to work as well as setting goals for humans. For example, these owners might have tried to coerce their pup into leaving the toilet paper alone. Perhaps they promised him a treat if he could keep away from the bathroom for just one day.
As you can see, the pup didn’t care. Tearing up the toilet paper is such a satisfying prize, why would he need anything else?
Catnip Isn’t Just For Cats
Catnip isn’t just for cats anymore. At least, not in this house. While it’s good that the dog and cat seem to live in harmony, having a dog addicted to catnip isn’t the ideal scenario.
Now, these owners have to deal with twice the amount of toys being ripped up by a dog’s strong teeth. Plus, the cat no longer has anything to play with. You can tell by the picture that even the dog knows he has a problem. After all, he’s hiding under the bed chewing the toy in shame.
Don’t Mess With Skunks
There are few things worse than facing the wrath of a skunk. Unfortunately, this pup learned that the hard way. While he just thought he was making a new friend, the skunk certainly didn’t like his close proximity.
However, we can’t really blame the skunk. Not all animals like having their backsides sniffed by a curious dog. Getting the smell out must have been a nightmare, but we can bet this dog won’t make that mistake again.
Dogs Don’t Diet
Just like humans having a habit of overindulging, dogs also like a yummy meal. Sadly, they don’t really know when to stop.
When this dog put on a little too much extra fluff, his mom decided to put him on a diet. Unsurprisingly, the pup didn’t like that. Instead of sticking to his new meal plan, he decided to take matters into his own hands by snacking on his mom’s shoe. He certainly killed two birds with one stone – he got an extra meal and he managed to show his disdain for his lack of food.
Toilet Seats Aren’t a Good Accessory
Toilet seat up or toilet seat down? It’s an age-old argument with no real solution. Well, this pup decided to take matters into his own hands and end the disagreement once and for all.
The dog was probably tired of listening to his parents’ constant bickering. In his effort to help, he managed to rip the toilet seat off altogether. Now they have nothing to fight about! Didn’t he do a good thing?
A Superior Sense of Smell
A dog’s sense of smell is second to none. While that’s supposed to be good quality, it also makes our pups a little dangerous. When they sniff something they want, there’s nothing that can stop them from going after it.
Instead of waiting patiently for his new bone, this dog decided to take matters into his own hands. He managed to rip apart all the packaging just to find what he was looking for. At least it was something that was actually meant for him, rather than a package for his mom.
Zombies and malevolent humans have been trying to kill The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes for years. Little did they know, all they needed was this one small dog.
In one playful afternoon, this pup managed to tear Rick Grimes to pieces. Of course, he was dealing with a much smaller version of the hero, but his total destruction is still a little impressive.
Don’t Combine Robot Vacuums and Dogs
Robot vacuums are supposed to make your life simpler, but they’re not the most discerning gadgets. They’ll pick up anything, even a dog’s poop.
Having your dog poop in your house is already awful enough. But this family’s day was made so much worse when the poop was smeared all over their floors. They might be rethinking the use of that robot vacuum now.
We totally underestimate our pups. Even though they eat their own poop sometimes and have a few other disgusting habits, they still want to look their best.
This dog was probably trying to find a shade that would really bring out her fur. Sadly, mom wasn’t so happy with her experimentation. She probably won’t be getting near any of mom’s makeup any time soon.
A Sparkly Statement
Every fashionable lady knows that sparkles are so in right now. It’s the fashion statement of the moment. An outfit without sparkles just isn’t good enough.
Well, this dog took sparkles to a whole other level. A true queen, she decided that everything about her should sparkle, including her poop. While it was supposed to make her trips to the bathroom a little more magical, it probably wasn’t the healthiest decision.
This dog decided to play an impromptu game of hide-and-seek with mom’s groceries. After digging into the butter, however, he realized that it actually tastes quite good.
Still, he managed to save one stick for the game. Who knows when his mom will find that missing stick of butter, but it seems that the dog is winning this round.
No Diploma For You
Earning a master’s degree is such a big achievement, but this dog doesn’t seem to know that. Rather than letting his mom celebrate her big accomplishment, he decided to rip her diploma to pieces.
If that were us, we’d be so angry at our poor pup. Thankfully, this mom seems to be taking the loss in stride.
Just like a Hobbit, this dog isn’t content with just one breakfast. Oh no – second breakfasts are a must in this house, especially if mom’s away.
This pup managed to finagle more food from his dog sitters by pretending he hadn’t eaten yet. We’re not sure how he managed to pull off the trick, but the master manipulation did earn him a second helping of his morning food. We’re sure he’s quite proud of himself!
This dog’s mom just wanted to bring her pup a bit of culture. She brought her to art class, hoping she might learn something and become quite a sophisticated dog. Unfortunately, Barley only managed to discover a bit of food.
Instead of focusing on the paintings, Barley was focused on the treats. Her big appetite got her banned from art class forever. It looks like her dreams of becoming a famous painter are over before they even start!
Dogs don’t have any respect, especially when it comes to religion. While one dog was eating his family’s bibles, another dog is showing his disrespect for Buddha.
But can you really blame him? If he smells treats, he must eat. He doesn’t understand why there’s free food lying around, but he’s more than happy to take it off the neighbor’s hands.
This dog also enjoys a good game of hide-and-seek. Unfortunately, he often manages to play at the worst times. In fact, he doesn’t even tell his mom he’s playing. She’s only clued into the game when she starts finding random potatoes around the house.
In the dog’s defense, at least he doesn’t eat them. He could easily munch on the entire sack of potatoes. Instead, he’s just trying to start a new tradition with his family.
This sweet dog needs a little assistance with his walking. While the cart allows him to zoom around the house like a normal pup, he doesn’t use his new toy very wisely.
Instead of relishing his ability to walk, this dog decides to use his cart to torture his fellow housemate. If the dog’s in the way, he’s going to get run over. That sounds like a fair deal, right?
Why buy a paper shredder when you could just get a dog? If you have any important documents you need to get rid of, you can pass them off to your pup and never worry about them again.
Unfortunately, we’re pretty sure this pup tore up papers that weren’t meant to be shredded. Not only that, but he then scattered them all over the house, just in case his family didn’t see his good work. Maybe one day he’ll learn to use his powers for good, rather than evil.
Follow the Rainbow
Some dogs eat poop – that’s just how it goes. We don’t know why they do it, but they seem to have some kind of appreciation for their own business. If the poop looks like rainbows, it’s probably even more irresistible.
This is a classic case of two dogs working together to make mischief. When one pup dug into the crayon box, his brother decided he had to get in on the fun. Suffice it to say, neither of these dogs had a good day after their little adventure.
No matter how hard you try to throw things away, your dog just can’t let it go. Maybe they’re more attached to material items than we imagine, or maybe they just smell food and decide they have to dig into the bag.
Whatever their reason might be, dogs have a habit of ripping apart any trash left in their vicinity. Once they’re done, their owners are left with an even bigger mess to clean up. Note to self: Keep all garbage away from dogs.
Master of Destruction
Sometimes dogs go so far above and beyond with their destruction that they have you wondering why you ever invited them into your home in the first place. This dog is definitely one of those special cases.
First, he managed to lock himself in the bathroom. Then, he used his time alone to tear through the family’s supply of diapers. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the pup then decided that he was tired of being alone, so he broke down the door. He’s a master of destruction, and we don’t mean that in a good way.
Some dogs prefer to be quiet, but these sweet pups are basically the opposite. Not only do they enjoy barking, but they also manage to cause some serious trouble with all their loud yaps.
Imagine having to explain to a police officer that nothing’s wrong, it’s just that your dogs won’t shut up. It doesn’t sound like an entirely convincing story, even if it’s true.
A Feast For One
Dogs don’t understand that human food really isn’t very good for them. If they smell something they want, they’ll eat it. It’s as simple as that.
In this dog’s case, an entire loaf of bread went to waste. You’d think he’d be full after a few bites, but that’s just not how dogs work. If they get the chance to have a feast, they’ll take it every time.
A New Accessory
How do dogs manage to get themselves into the worst situations? When this pup went digging for food in the trash can, he walked away with a brand new accessory.
Much like the cone of shame, we can’t imagine that wearing a trash can lid around your neck is very comfortable. Still, it might be a good lesson to this pup that he shouldn’t go sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong.
That’s One Tough Day
Yet another example of two dogs teaming up to make trouble for their owners. These pups probably didn’t even know what trouble they were causing.
The first pup got sick and forced his parents to remove the car seat cover. However, that was the biggest mistake they could have made. Instead of a little throw-up, they then had to contend with their mess all over their car, courtesy of their second puppy. Talk about a rough day.
Marking Their Territory
These little weiner dogs had the same idea as their buddies in the picture above. In typical dog fashion, one little pup managed to drag his tushy over the white carpet of the bathroom. To add insult to injury for their owners, the second dog then peed on the same bath mat.
In this case, these dogs were probably competing for superiority. They’re marking their territory, but they’re also making life a nightmare for their parents.
The Sock Thief
Finally, there might be an explanation as to where the mystery socks go. They didn't just get up on their own two legs and escape, they were stolen by this adorable little pup. One wonders why he went for the smelly ones though!
At least he isn't stealing the fresh ones. This family probably is beginning to understand why their socks never make it out of the dryer.
He Did It!
Caught red-handed in the middle of little sibling spat! Clearly big brother instantly regrets laying his paw on the little one. It looks like they're about to get a lecture from mom to quit the rough-housing.
The little one is clearly reveling in the moment of a long-awaited justice. Now, mom knows exactly what's going on over here.
This pup knows how to pull out the goods. The little tilt down and a flash of the big eyes looking at you. This is a move that can render any angry dog completely useless. While the puppy does look sorry that he ripped up everything the porch, he knows he's getting away with it.
Oh, well. Now there is a mess to clean up. Guess that's what you have to accept when you get a puppy.
Dogs and cats don’t have to be enemies. In this case, the dog and the cat decided to band together to make life tough for their family.
In this arrangement, the cat happily steals his owners’ socks. Then, he gives them to the dog, who happily chews them up. Maybe it was some kind of peace agreement these conflicting species arranged. But while it might work for them, it’s not the best set-up for their parents.
Stay True to Yourself
This dog certainly decided to stay true to who he is. While his parents tried to snap a picture shaming him for digging his teeth into everything he could get his paws on, he played right into his role.
When his owners say he eats everything, they really do mean everything. Even though he’s supposed to feel a little shame, the dog looks quite pleased with himself.
A Bitter Feud
Remember what we said about dogs and cats getting along? Yeah, that isn’t always the case. In this instance, the pup of the family clearly won the lifelong struggle between dogs and cats.
In the dog’s defense, he looks quite cozy sitting next to his brother. He’s just so big and the cat is so small, so it makes sense that he would accidentally sit on him. At least, that’s the story he’s sticking to. But if the cat goes missing one day, the owners know where to look.
The Growth Chart
In this pup’s defense, his family does have a sense of humor. He’s been tearing up his house since he was just a little thing, but they don’t seem to mind. After all, it does mark just how big he’s getting.
We have to wonder though, why does this specific door frame taste so good? If the dog keeps it up, there won’t be much of a frame left for him to chew on.
This Pup Won’t Be Shamed
You can’t help but look at this picture and laugh. The dog just seems so satisfied with himself. In fact, he seems like he’s actively looking forward to his next serving of bunny poop.
In a way, it’s sort of a relief that the dog isn’t eating his own poop. However, eating bunny poop isn’t exactly a step up. Happy as he looks in this photo, we can see why his family would want to shame him for such a nasty habit.
This poor dog looks so resigned to his fate. He can’t sleep comfortably because his farts keep waking him up. You can see the utter despair in his sweet little eyes.
Of course, the pup shouldn’t feel so bad. He has the rest of his life to sleep. A few embarrassing farts are funny for his family, even if they do rouse him from his slumber. Plus, he can always hold onto the hope that maybe one day the explosive farts will stop.
A Discerning Palette
Some dogs will eat anything. Others, however, have quite the discerning palette. This pup knows exactly what his tastebuds crave. It’s a solid piece of rubber with a foot-like smell. However, he can only dig in if the meal comes from the left side of the body.
Although the dog leaves the right shoe completely alone, there’s nothing he loves more than digging into a left-shoe feast. What is it about the left shoe that attracts him? We wish we could find out.
A Strange Bathroom
If you gotta go, you gotta go. But instead of running outside, this dog decided to pee right on his brother’s head.
Even more surprising, his brother just let him do it. We’ve certainly heard about marking your territory, but claiming your brother’s head as your new bathroom is one step too far.
A Tough Lesson
Dogs aren’t big fans of new visitors in their home. They’re either terrified for their safety, or they think everything that enters their house is their own personal toy. In this dog’s case, it was definitely the latter.
He may have tried to eat the hedgehog at first, but he certainly learned his lesson. Now it’s the hedgehog who runs the house. Who would have thought that all it took to establish his dominance was a few well-placed quills?
Hungry, Hungry Puppy
This pup saw his dad typing away at his computer day after day, and he just wanted to get in on the fun. Unfortunately, he realized pretty quickly that it’s rather difficult to type with paws, so he just decided to eat the keys instead.
One thing’s for sure: His dad will never leave his laptop open around the pup again.
A Yellow Mist
We’re just trying to picture exactly what happened here. Since the fan was running when the dog peed, we imagine there was quite an unpleasant mist that shot out.
Not only did the dog manage to ruin a perfectly good fan, but he also ensured that his pee spread across the entire room. If he wanted to mark his territory, he certainly found an efficient way to do it.
A Sneaky Arrangement
Instead of working together to create a mess, this pup is just trying to keep his brother from getting in trouble. One dog certainly doesn’t understand that you’re not supposed to use the bathroom in the house, but his brother wants to keep his indoor poops under wraps.
Unfortunately, the dog eating the poo isn’t getting rid of the smell. They might think they’re being sneak, but their owners know exactly what’s going on.
What a happy surprise on Christmas morning! This family came downstairs, excited to dig into all the presents under the tree. Little did they know, their dog decided to claim all the presents for himself.
We wonder if any of the gifts were salvageable. Either way, it was probably quite a bummer of a Christmas morning.
Look Before You Sit
When you hear that a dog licks the couch, you probably imagine a few swoops of their tongue here and there. But that’s not the case for this little chihuahua.
He licks the couch a lot. As in, there are huge puddles of wetness marking exactly where he’s been. This probably gets annoying for his owners after a while. Now, they have to look before they sit each time they approach the couch.