A shocking video captured the moment a cruel man repeatedly punching a confused dog in the face simply for not being able to learn the alphabet.

For some reason the abuser is attempting to teach the dog to recite ‘ABCD’ and when it can’t he loses his cool.

He slaps the animal in its jaw while hurling abuse at it. With his other hand he grips the dog’s paw around a pencil – as if hoping the animal will be able to write.

When the dog struggles to pay attention, the man unleashes a series of slaps.

The bewildered pet – seen wearing a collar – attempts to retaliate by opening its mouth and baring its teeth.

But the man continues to slap it round the face while shouting and pointing at a notebook.

The video first appeared on social media in India, with many people sharing the clip for being ‘funny’.