Suspicious silence, lowered head, beguiling eyes, and tail pressed hard against the body signal that someone just got busted big time. Ask any dog owner and they will tell you it happens more often than you think!

To commemorate this hilarious and irritatingly cute moment of ill-doing, dog owners are now joining in for the new challenge that does exactly what it says: #guiltydogchallenge. Run by the fan-favorite Facebook group “Dogspotting Society,” it has caused a real buzz on social media partly because it’s so easy to relate to.

So get ready for the cutest delinquents of the animal world, who just couldn’t resist eating the whole pizza without asking, feasting on laptop chargers, and gorging on the carrot cake that’s been pulled straight out of the oven and left to rest. But how can one truly be angry at them?

After you're done, don't forget to check out our previous posts about the Dogspotting community here, here, and here.

More info: Facebook (Dogspotting Society) | Facebook (Dogspotting) | Instagram | Twitter

#1

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Banjo when he gets caught doing something naughty. He automatically puts himself in time out.

Katrina Loprete Report

#2

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Three stages of realising its bath time next.

Billie Jack Report

Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"That was so much fun! Yeah. Yeaaaaah. Huh. Oh...oh s**t. What...what...what have I done."

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To find out more about the guilty dog look, Bored Panda talked to Kate Mornement, an animal behaviorist and consultant who runs Pets Behaving Badly solutions. Kate explained that the guilty look is body language and behavior displayed by dogs which seems to coincide with naughty behavior.“

The guilty look often involves dogs showing the whites of their eyes, lip licking, avoiding eye contact, tucking their tail, holding their ears back flat against their head, cowering, and sometimes hiding from the owner.” Moreover, there are both universal signs of guilt that seems to be present in many dogs, and less frequently displayed behaviors, like exposing their teeth or closing their eyes (remember Denver the Labrador?).

Kate explained that while “guilt is a human concept, dogs are known to share other emotions in common with us, such as fear, anxiety, joy, and anticipation.” Perhaps, Kate said, “guilt will be added to this list; however, we'll have to wait for the science to prove it one way or another.” As for now, "researchers are trying to establish whether dogs actually feel guilty when caught out or whether they're just responding to our behavior and body language and being scolded."

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I made a beautiful carrot cake for my mums birthday in October.. I left the kitchen for literally 2minutes and came back to a pile of crumbs
I wonder who the culprit was

Lucy Jarvis Report

#5

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This morning while my owner slept I ate 2 bags of freeze dried chicken hearts (60 or more) 2 bags of Raw coated biscuits. 1 bag of freeze dried liver. 12 dental chews size small. 3/4 of a yak chew bone. 1/4 of a 3kg bag of dry dog food. The farts are just starting....

Michelle Floris Report

#6

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My doberman Django chewed through his lead, now he is Django Unchained.

Ross Boorman Report

It’s not the first time that we've seen challenges from the Dogspotting Society Facebook group going viral on social media. In a previous interview with Bored Panda, a representative of the Dogspotting Headquarters team explained that these challenges are usually started by community members.

“Most of them based on universal experiences, so many people can interact with one another. Some of the other challenges we’ve seen are #ThenAndNow challenge, #WhatWasYourDogMistakenFor challenge,#SmilingDog challenge, and #UnflatteringDogPhoto challenge, just to name a few!" Check our article on the "Didn’t Want A Dog" challenge right here.

A spokesperson of the Dogspotting Society also said that now that the world is in quarantine, it’s the perfect time to adopt a dog. “With so many people working from home, you’ll have more time to bond with your new best friend! We know this year has been very difficult for a lot of our members and the challenges have added a bit of levity for everyone."

#7

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When they get quiet “no dogs were hurt” he did this to 3 cans to feed his brother chihuahua and sister yorkie.

Sashinka Bogatova Report

#8

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“No mom? I have NO idea who stole the spaghetti squash off the counter?”
**Do not make eye contact with the spaghetti squash **

Samantha Urton Report

The Dogspotting community is a truly unique and large social media platform that involves a variety of different channels, like the Dogspotting Society public group, their sister site, Dogspotting, the Dogspotting Headquarters page, Dogspotting Media, and even a court page.

Everyone strictly follows their rules there to ensure efficient and interesting content. After all, the Dogspotting Society Facebook group, which is public, has a whopping 1M+ members that make about 10k posts a month.

#10

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When Max first came to live with us, he was an expert kitchen burglar. He stole cakes, buns, entire loaves of bread, cocoa powder, cheeseburgers, packets of biscuits - as well as a bunch of non edibles like pizza boxes, sweet wrappers, cigarette filters, and wet wipes.

We had a crash course in keeping things out of his reach. The habit is so ingrained that we still do it now, even though he crossed the rainbow bridge last month. Hope you’re eating all the chocolate cake you can, Maxi! We miss you.

Louisa Dean Report

#11

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Dog- "Couch just went "Poof!" I'm as surprised as you are! If I'm being honest here..... I think the cat did it."

Mayra Titus Report

#12

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Throw back to Thanksgiving 2018 when I left the kitchen with 3 loafs of pumpkin bread and returned with less than 2

Michaela Ratajczak Report

varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It still amazes me how much and how fast they can eat.

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#13

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Idk how he managed to eat that pizza without us even knowing
He gave him self up when we turned around and looked like that

Skylie Neal Report

#14

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I got out of my truck to get gas. When I got back in, he said he had zero idea where my pizza slice went.

Lisa Nolen Report

BoredPanda is awesome
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What was I supposed to do? You left it so I thought you didn't want it

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#15

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One morning I woke up to my husky that I thought killed something outside nope just destroyed a RED lipstick on carpet with no regret LOL (hey I did get the floor and her clean) oh Sookie. She’s lucky she’s cute.

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was filming a horror movie while you were sleeping

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#17

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Ate over half of a pizza and then passed out in a food coma. I taught him well.

Corrine Cooper Report

#18

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I had one piece, Nina had 7

Alex Bray Report

#19

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Making stuffing from scratch tomorrow so I cut up the bread to dry out, came back 5 minutes later and poof, gone! SHE ATE TWO LOAVES OF BREAD🥵
Keeping the second batch in the oven where big chungus can’t get to it

Elise Kirschbaum Report

#20

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“But mom, Kevin Bacon jumped up on the counter... not me!”

Rhiannon Wink Report

Jihana
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait, the pigs name is Kevin Bacon?? 🤣🤣🤣

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#21

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Someone decided to go digging in the garden and try to escape the shower. 10/10 for the guilt face though

Cayla Rubacky Report

#22

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Can’t find the limbs.

Karen Jean Report

the bordest panda
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guess it's not going back to Santa this year. The dog touched it.

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#23

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Hi, my name is Luna and I missed you while you were at work.

Javier Treviño Report

Natalia
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey mom! Look what i ve done! R u proud of me?!

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#24

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My husband and I had to quarantine for 2 weeks after he got back from deployment. We spent AT LEAST one week non-stop working on this puzzle he got for our anniversary. Needless to say, we never got to *fully* finish it

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#26

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William can't be trusted alone with the groceries

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BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His expression is priceless: "You're blaming it on me!!! It was the cat!!!"

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#27

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Chester stealing toilet paper. His is so guilty and knows his not allowed stuff he will look the other way and pretend not to see you or run away depending on his mood.

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BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my dog would hide it and then when we are away he would destroy it

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#28

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He ain’t even sorry!!

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Deborah B
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sure he is! He's sorry he couldn't get that last piece out of the tin.

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#29

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Someone got into the litter box. And it wasn’t the cat...

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#30

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After escaping her crate, Gidget decided that the bedroom door sounded like a tasty treat.
Just to clarify, she doesn't have anxiety about being in her crate at all and actually kinda likes it in there, but i think once she got out of it she panicked cause she couldn't get back in there and the door to the room was closed, and since she could see the rest of the house through the doorknob hole she was just trying to get out there.

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how she's sitting, it's the cutest thing!

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