These cheeky animals have been crowned the UK’s naughtiest pets

some of the naughtiest pets in the UK
Look at those guilty faces (Picture: SO-SURE)

Some of the country’s most mischievous pets have been revealed.

A handful of four-legged friends have been crowned as the UK’s naughtiest animals – with a one-year-old puppy, called Laya, securing the top spot.

With more than 150 hilarious entries, the organisers behind the rankings (insurance providersSO-SURE) had a tough time whittling down a short-list.

But a few canines stood out with their cheeky personalities.

Laya’s destructive antics saw her scoop first place, as she’s recently chewed cushions, duvets and more than 20 pairs of shoes to scraps.

Don’t cheap out on training time. Make training fun and frequent. Keep training light and fun. Don’t get demanding with your dog. Instead, go with the flow. See what develops. Trust that if you do this long enough, you’re going to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

The mixed breed from Haverfordwest may be the winner of the competition, but a number of other naughty dogs followed close behind. Evie, a one-year-old Labradooble from Leeds, placed second after proudly chewing through her family’s football goal net. Likewise, Daisy the chocolate Labrador came in third position for her kitchen-raiding antics. A cheeky greyhound from Bournemouth, called Lightning, came fourth after tearing his new mattress topper bed to shreds. Miniature dachshund Gwynnie scooped fifth place after fashioning herself a sleeping bag out of a pillow.

Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.

Take a look at the UK’s naughtiest dog rankings below:

1. Laya, Mixed Breed, 1

Winner Laya mixed breed
Oh Laya (Picture: SO-SURE)

2. Evie, Labradoodle, 1

Evie the Labradoodle
Up to no good (Picture: SO-SURE)

3. Daisy, Labrador, 13

Daisy the Labrador
A path of destruction (Picture: SO-SURE)

4. Lightning, Greyhound, 3

Lighting the greyhound
Lightning saw his opportunity and took it (Picture: SO-SURE)

5. Gwynnie, Miniature Dachshund, 1

Gwynnie the mini sausage dog
Cosy now Gwynnie? (Picture: SO-SURE)

6. Kittens Orion and Cleo, 12 weeks

Kittens Orion and Cleo
Oh dear (Picture: SO-SURE)

7. Shelby, Sproodle, 12 weeks

Shelby the Sproodle
Oops (Picture: SO-SURE)

8. Buster, Bulldog, 6

buster the bulldog
Naughty Buster (Picture: SO-SURE)

9. Leo, Fox Red Labrador

Leo the red fox labrador
Hiding in shame (Picture: SO-SURE)

10. Derek, Dachshund

Your dog needs his own cozy spot as well, preferably a crate, a comfy bed that’s his alone and a selection of appropriate toys.

Derek the dachshund
Derek reflecting on his actions (Picture: SO-SURE)

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