A teenager who admitted swinging a small dog around his head by its lead says he is "sickened" by what he did - but had drunk so much he can't really remember what happened.
A 19-year-old Alfie Loft, from Hatfield in Hertfordshire, was arrested after a video, filmed by a member of the public, appeared online.
Alfie met the dog's owner when she called him and his friends over to share a drink while they were at a pub in Stevenage.
She asked Loft to take the dog for a walk with him while he and three friends went to a nearby shop to buy more alcohol.
Alfie was trying to encourage the dog to walk by pulling on its lead when it lifted in to the air for the first time.
- Loft was banned from keeping animals for two years and given a curfew
- He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation to the owner of the dog, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge
Loft who lives with his mother, said:
Please note this video contains footage you may find distressing.