Guilty dog

Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition.


  1. Do you think the dog in the video knows it has done something wrong? When dogs look guilty do you think they feel guilty?
  2. How do dogs see humans? If they could speak, how would they explain their relationship with humans?
  3. Some people say that we often treat animals as if they were human. Is it wrong to do this?
  4. When owners speak to their dogs do you think the dog understands what they are saying?
  5. What do you understand by the saying “Dogs are man’s best friend”? Do you agree?
  6. Apart from the incident shown in the video, what other problems can dogs cause their owners?
  7. Why is it important to train a dog? What does training a dog involve?
  8. Which of the following emotions do you think dogs experience: fear, anger, guilt, love, grief, joy, embarrassment, humour, loneliness?
  9. Do you think people who live in the country have a different attitude to animals from people who live in the city?
  10. There is some disagreement about whether the meaning of the saying “It’s a dog’s life” is positive or negative. Do you think that a dog’s life is hard and unpleasant or easy and full of leisure?


Which 2 of the above questions are being discussed?

Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” script in an editable Word document here.


Thanks for dropping by! | Viralelt by Tefltecher



6 thoughts on “Guilty dog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s