Alanis Morissette has become involved in a legal battle involving her dog and two ex-members of her staff.

The Canadian singer has accused both her former housekeeper and former dog walker of kidnapping her pet dog Circus, after they were recently fired by Morissette and her husband MC Souleye.

The sacked pair have denied Morissette's claims, counter-claiming that the singer had asked them to take the dog away as she was allergic to the animal, and that the dog kept urinating in the house.

In a further twist, the former staff made a YouTube video showing them petting the dog and claiming that Morissette's private investigators are harassing them.

This has resulted in legal documents being filed by Morissette and her husband, claiming that the video may be dangerous for the dog, as professional dognappers may target him.