Originally Posted by Saeleofu
So yesteday was Yappy Days and one of the obedience trainers around here had "obedience" demonstrations ("obedience" because it wasn't really much obedience, and the dogs weren't listening to a word they said). If their dogs didn't sit after 3 commands, they KICKED the dogs on the top of the hips, REPEATEDLY, and hard. Ugh. Even then most of them never ended up sitting.
That's abuse! Anyone seeing someone kicking a dog should report it to the authorities along with a video of it. That's outrageous! I wouldn't have been able to stand there and watch someone kicking a dog without body blocking them and giving them a serious talking to. I'd tell all those customers to take their dogs elsewhere for training. How could anyone watch someone being cruel like that to an animal?! Absolutely unconscionable!!!!
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