From the classic "Beethoven" movies to modern-day YouTube videos, there's no shortage of pets making a mess.
Websites like the bluntly titled "Sh*t my pet ruined" allow owners to proudly to post about their pet disasters. Our own viewers were happy to share photos of their stories. We've received photo after photo of dogs completely tearing up the house, making a mess of their pillows and beds and even ruining the Christmas surprise.
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Yet, it's hard to get mad when all the culprits are canine cuties.
"This is Emma Jane, she's 11 months old," said Paul Hermes, as he introduced his Hungarian Vizslas to us.
Emma's a brown-noser. This is, she often has dirt on her snout from the houseplants,
"And that's Shooter. He's 10 and a half," Paul continued.
Shooter's masterpiece included removing the inside of all his dog bedding.
"It was such a complete mess, it was hard to, you were just more impressed with the damage than mad that he did it."
If it seems like we're picking on dogs, it's because they seem to be the troublemakers.
Dr. Chris Nussbaum said his huge South African Boss is just a puppy and still acts like one too.
"He found a little area where there was a pull in the carpet, and he just went to work on it. And when we came home, he had torn the carpet bag about two or three feet," he said.
Their other dog Chanel tore up the expensive leather bed.
"So we had to have an expert leather repair guy come in and fix it," he said.
But then she tore it up again. Fortunately with a designer name like Chanel, she did realize some things are definitely off limit. Boss missed that memo.
"My wife is a big shoe collector and somehow or another he got a hold of some Jimmy Choos one day and she literally walked out of the room and showed it to me and went murder," he laughed.
Helene Scott, owner and master trainer at the Florida dog training school, has heard all the nightmare stories.
"Could be lack of exercise, could be separation anxiety, could be boredom -- those are all good reasons to cause destruction."
Thankfully both of Dr. Nussbaum's dogs have learned their lessons. As for the owners, well, they always learn to forgive.
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