I spent sun driving over to a "so called" rescue training class.
This fellow, had a slick training web site, got my name some way, and send me an invite to come over to learn how to handle rescue dogs.
I have done training classes before, I really can't learn enough about how different folks handle damaged dogs, so I was so looking forward to learning something new… but oh, my heavens!
If this guy was a Dr, quack wouldn't be too strong a word to use.
He was about 20 yrs behind the times with his thinking/treaching...
He started out saying that exercise is a must for a dog, and yes, I do believe that, but then he went on to say how dogs and wolfs should be dominated, up to and including hanging the dog to choke it out...and oh, yes, his fav method of handing a damged dog was to slam it on its side until it totally
he used a pit bull to demo this, course, the dog is giving he guy all sorts of calming signals that he didn't even watch/catch/regard.
On, heavens...when he showed us how to use the leashed to choke the dogs out when they showed aggression, I got up and walked out.
I am all for training, rules and bounderies, but this was, imo, animal abuse.
I am rambing on because I am still so upset and also, because I could see some of these new folk buying into that crap.
Gee, the only thing he didn't say was use a tazer on a child having a fit.:eek:
Just use your common sense if you go to anyone training classes.
Some will really sound good to you, some will be like this guy..wrong on toast.
Yes, I have sent my opinion to the local authorities and the local rescue groups.
Sadly, he had about 13 dogs he was "helping" and 8 of his own..
Those poor, poor dogs!