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19th July 2006, 06:22 AM
I just saw this article about the death of a dog during a training session.
very sad. i searched the web trying to find more articles about it but i couldn't find any.
http://www.wptv.com/News/071806_WestBocaFamilySaysDogDiedatHandsofTrainer.c fm

19th July 2006, 08:04 AM
YUCK i feel sick now!!! how sad

19th July 2006, 10:38 AM
Oh that's unbelieveable...the trainer's statement doesn't seem to be relevant to this case at all :(

19th July 2006, 11:28 AM
How sick is this? Saying that, would you really let anyone muzzle your dog and then poke it and yell at it?

GSD's are exceptionally highly strung dogs and I would have thought that even in a mild form that this sort of behaviour would be the worst you could use :x

What that poor baby must have gone through is just beyond belief, I feel so sad for the poor little man :(

ALL dogs need a calm but firm and understanding approach, not some lunatic screaming at them and prodding them. I hope they impose a stiff sentence on this so called trainer.

May poor Ringo run free at the Bridge with the bunnies :flwr:

Cathy Moon
19th July 2006, 11:47 AM
:( Neither one of them should be allowed around dogs. How could they give her another dog, if her judgement of the trainer and the whole situation was so poor? Here is another example of why we need professional licensing for all trainers! How upsetting :(

19th July 2006, 12:15 PM
that's disgusting to hear. :yuk: First off, I don't understand why anybody would even put their dogs through that. Part of the "procedure" is not acceptable. Urinate and defacate on himself being normal? Can you imagine how much stress you'de have to be under to cause that? I would have said no thank you and found myself another trainer. Secondly, where do they get these trainers from? I can't believe she was going to perform a "doggy exorcism." That's ludacrous. I wonder how much training experience she had? I agree with Cathy - all trainers should have to have a license to train.. .. :(

19th July 2006, 03:53 PM
OMG!! :yikes That "technique" sounds like some kind of ritualistic, religious, cult nonsense. I agree, that individual should not be allowed to train animals. I wonder though, if the "information" regarding Ringo's treatment is accurate. Sounds to me like she is just trying to lay the blame on someone else. What a sad, sad situation.


19th July 2006, 05:15 PM
it reminds me of the kid who was killed by "rebirthing therapy" a few years ago, suffocated to death by two therapists, with the help of her mother. the kid had some behavior problems so the mother tried conventional psychiatry but the kid still was a "problem child" to this mother--the child had been adopted by the woman as an older child. she was 10 years old when the single mother took her to the rebirthing therapist. The whole session is on tape, and reading a transcript of it is heartwrenching. the child tells themshe's dying, she can't breathe, she pleads for her life, and they just tell her "Go ahead and die. You have to die to be reborn." When she dies, they don't accept responsibility, they insisted it wasn't their fault. The mother didn't accept any responsibility either. the child was the scapegoat unitl the end. Here's a brief articile:


It sounds like the dog went through something like this--how terrifying to be over powered and killed while you are conscious and being told it's for your own good.

19th July 2006, 09:35 PM
here's an article from the same paper from today. that poor dog... i hope this gets more widely publicized in hopes that it might sway some other people away from allowing anythnig like this to be done to their dog. People don't always know and may end up trusting experts, but if they know about something like this, it could make a strong impression and influence their future choices.


19th July 2006, 10:33 PM
I thought the exact same thing about the "rebirthing" aspect, Judy. Some people!!!


20th July 2006, 01:46 AM
This story is heartwrenching........ :cry*ing:

Cathy T
20th July 2006, 03:39 PM
This whole story is just bizarre!! I can't imagine anyone letting someone do this to their dog. They surely don't need another dog!!