The Seattle Times


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

This photo 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 haven't put a dent in the popularity of online dog shaming sites like and