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The judge accepted Alfie Loft's "genuine remorse", adding:
Loft, from Hatfield in Hertfordshire, was ordered to pay £250 compensation to the owner of the dog, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge. A 12- week curfew between the hours of 9pm and 6am at his mother's home is to stop him from drinking alcohol.
Alfie Loft's solicitor said he was trying to encourage the dog to walk by pulling on its lead when it lifted in to the air for the first time.
A teenager, who claims to love dogs, has pleaded guilty to swinging a chihuahua around in the air by its lead. 19-year-old Alfie Loft said he "felt disgusted" by his actions.