Houts has amassed over 340,000 subscribers and is known for her close relationship with her dog, Sphinx. But somehow Houts "accidentally" uploaded unedited footage of her trying to get Sphinx to participate in her vlog. In this video, Houts is seen punching, pushing, and yelling at her Doberman Pinscher.
Once these videos hit the internet, Houts was hit with a wave of backlash from viewers who claimed she abuses her dog.
Although she doesn't explain how this video was uploaded, Houts did issue an apology to those offended by her behavior as well as deny any animal cruelty allegations.
"I want to clarify that I am not a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way shape or form," Houts wrote. "Friends and family who have spent time with Sphinx and me know that we have a trusting, loving relationship."
According to TMZ, LAPD's Animal Cruelty unit is investigating the incident.