DAN Osborne has hit back at fans who accused him of being cruel to his dog by locking it in a cage.
The reality TV legend explained he punished the canine after it urinated on his son’s bedroom carpet.
Fans spotted the dog confined to its cage and messaged Dan, 31, to air their frustrations.
But he took to Instagram to put them in their place.
Dan reacted: “The amount of busy people on social media these days, you would be surprised the amount of messages I got.
“Saying, ‘oh my God look at your dogs locked in a cage. Why are your dogs locked in a cage during the day? Oh dogs shouldn’t be locked in a cage.’
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“One, it’s my dog not yours, so you don’t have to worry. And two, the little s**t head has been upstairs and weed all over Ted‘s carpet in his bedroom.
“So yes, they can be punished and locked in a cage for a bit. It’s a dog relax people.”
The reality star once told fans to “go f*** yourself” after they slammed him for picking up his puppy from the other side of the country.
Fans hit out at him for travelling for four hours with his family to Driffield, Yorks, to see pick up the pup.
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Dan addressed what he called the one per cent abusing him for making the trip in between lockdowns in 2021, saying: “Jesus Christ, it’s ridiculous, what world are we living in?
“There’s people calling me p***ks, a***holes, as a family calling us that.
“You don’t know me, I don’t know you. You wouldn’t call me it to my face,” he ranted.
He also claimed social media was full of what he called “busy c***s”.
He later apologised for the tirade, appearing shirtless before he explained: “I’d like to apologise to the 99 per cent of you for my terrible language, that was awful.
“I’m not proud of it. But sometimes it gets my back up. I’m only human. I concentrated on the negative which I shouldn’t have done.”
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