So, I have a six year old boy (a fraternal twin), this past summer he stepped on a mouse and killed it and laughed (we are rural). He got into trouble and I called animal control and reported what he did and asked them to talk to him. Today, our toy poodle (16 week old puppy) was in his crate and my son was in front talking to him and then I heard the dog yalp. I asked my son what happened and he admitted, he had pressed the dogs tongue against the wires for the dog crate door and hurt him. I asked him why and he said he just thought about doing it and didn't think past that point. He does have discipline issues in school and it takes more strict and constant discipline than his twin (night & day difference) and we do have issues with him breaking toys and things because he "wanted to see what would happen". Should I be as very and extremely concerned as I am? To me this is cuelty to animals but I don't know if I'm being overly concerned. Help! is it ODD, CD, animal cruelty?