Here's what was written by a supposed knowledgable & respected APBT owner who has several dogs with many titles. (it's just a shame that she's full of shit & the biggest hypocrite ever & not respectable in the least, but that's OT :wink: ). Anyways, I found it ironic that she posted this considering, if I remember correctly, she had some Sch. titled dogs. Here was her quote. And also, read the link & I would like to hear from the working folk what they think of this crap.
This was my initial response:I found this entire long article interesting and too true. Just yesterday a woman handler in Arkansas was hanging AND shocking her Belgian malinois to get it to release a ball and it attacked her and severely injured her, ripping her throat till her larynx was exposed. Can't say I blame the dog. This crap has to stop!
Btw, anyone who would like to read the full thread over there & put their 2 cents in, pm me & I will send you the link. I honestly feel some of the "pit bull" people need a wake up call about how working dogs don't hate their lives & aren't abused. :wink:I cannot support ANY person or organization that makes blanket statements like this. I've met up with some wonderful AB people who are highly involved in Schutzhund & Ringsport & it would suffice to say that they are not animal abusers who autmatically hang, slam, & kick their dogs.It seems that Schutzhund (utilized by police and military) is synonymous with hanging, helicoptering, slamming and kicking, but it is not only members of the police and military who do these things.
To make statements like this is just as absurd. It's the equivalent of saying weightpull is synonymous with people using cattle prods to get their poor unwilling dogs to pull. Of course Shiznit like this happens, but to make a blanket statment & say that everyone, who participates in this event, trains like this is absurd.
And I'm with cheeky......I've read many a posts where someone's 2 dogs got into a fight & they had to choke them off of each other. Seems like they should've just let them go & asked the dogs nicely not to do that anymore. :roll: