Youtuber Invokes Backlash Over the Way She Treated Her Dog

By Victor Westerkamp

Youtuber Brooke Houts received a lot of backlash from animal lovers for the way she treated her Doberman Pincher. She accidentally uploaded a video that showed her hitting, shoving and spitting at the dog.

Houts recently uploaded a series of videos of how she “trained” the juvenile he-dog, called Sphinx. But on August 6, she uploaded a video showing raw footage of how she treats the dog while off-camera, at least she thought that was the case.

In the video, she can be seen hitting the dog, chasing after him, shouting “NO,” and spitting at him, causing an avalanche of biting criticism on social media.

Dane Cook said on Twiter:
“This #BrookeHouts animal abuse video is beyond disturbing, and her letter of apology is phony bs. #LAPDAnimalCruelty take this dog away from her. Beating, pushing, holding down and spitting on your dog? @brookehouts you’re sick.”

Another Twitter user, Shannon Black said: “Warning ⚠️ this is extremely upset – you probably should not watch it – BUT, I am posting it because I want this woman to lose all of her followers and not be able to make ANY MONEY OFF OF YOUTUBE OR SOCIAL MEDIA AGAIN! BAN #BrookeHouts. DISGUSTING…”

The outburst of anger was so intense that it forced Brooke to post a lengthy apology to the TMZ website.

“I want to clarify that I am NOT a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way, shape, or form. Anyone who has witnessed or heard true animal abuse will be able to clearly see that. My dog, in no way, shape, or form, was hurt by any action that I displayed in this video. I know people are going to say, “you don’t know how he really feels,” and this is true. But if he was audibly and physically in pain, it would be a different story. I also did NOT spit on my dog, but I understand how it could look like I did. Did I get in his face and take unnecessary actions towards him? Yes, I did, and that was not the way I should’ve handled the situation. Did I spit on my dog? No.” she firmly declares in the statement.

Furthermore, she contends it is too expensive to hire a personal trainer, and she also vehemently denies having spat at her dog.

The infamous video had been removed from her Youtube channel and replace with a more polished version.

LAPD’s Animal Cruelty Unit is on the case, TMZ claims.