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Old 01-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He can't take it indoors because 'dogs need to practice down stays on all surfaces'.

So, if this is indeed crazy, is there a way he could be reported? I know all the other stuff he does is crazy too but sadly people still believe in those 'training methods'.


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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And yes, I was horrified because Gustave won't even go out to pee to our balcony when it's chilly. And we live in Los Angeles!! Poor baby.


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Yikes. I would consider that cruel, absolutely. And I hate to say this because I don't know if it's true but I have a sinking feeling that's a shock collar the poor malt has on. I sure hope not.


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Old 01-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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This is disturbing. Dominic doesn't even like to walk on the patio when it's cold, I can't imagine torturing my little boy like that.
Can you guys imagine how freeze burn the soft pink skin of that dog can be from this? Plus his internal organs plus everything else.
It makes me want to go physically hurt that man and the Maltese owner.


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If you enlarge the picture it looks to me like the poor little guy has a look of fear on his face. Normally when dogs do what we want them to do, they look so proud of themselves, not fearful.
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That's just cruel! Look at the poor baby...you can tell that he is miserable and afraid! And on top of that, any person knowledgable about maltese knows that they are susceptible to damp weather and need to be kept warm. This makes me super sad!
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Sickens me! What is the point?!? that is the stupidest "training" scenario for a Maltese. That is the same owners dog of the little puppy. That lunatic "trainer" has a pic of the 13 wk old puppy with a neck collar and leash tied to a moving treadmill. I'm all for training on a treadmill but you should not tie a dog by the neck on it!!!! SO dangerous!
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That man is a lunatic. That is abuse. Grrrrrr.
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Sickens me! What is the point?!? that is the stupidest "training" scenario for a Maltese. That is the same owners dog of the little puppy. That lunatic "trainer" has a pic of the 13 wk old puppy with a neck collar and leash tied to a moving treadmill. I'm all for training on a treadmill but you should not tie a dog by the neck on it!!!! SO dangerous!
I saw that too. I was talking to my husband about how 20 min on the treadmill for a maltese pup is probably too much. I don't think Gustave could do even regular ground walking for 20 min when he was 14 wks old. Plus like he points out, a treadmill requires mental work too to regulate your speed etc.


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Old 01-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #20 (permalink)
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If you enlarge the picture it looks to me like the poor little guy has a look of fear on his face. Normally when dogs do what we want them to do, they look so proud of themselves, not fearful.
Yes! Exactly. Gustave never does a down like that. Something about this dog's posture, his expression... Seems off.


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