Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is devastated after learning her beloved shitzu dog hates her.

The former THE PRACTICE star thought the pooch was deaf because it refused to obey the simplest command - and so took it to a vet for a check-up.

She explains, "For, like, eight months I was like, 'I think it's deaf... so I took it for all this testing, the whole nine yards. They're like, 'It just doesn't like you.'

"It can hear everything, it just doesn't care about me."