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Old 01-07-2013, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does this count as animal abuse?-imageuploadedbypg-free1357544250.640408.jpg

I hate to snoop around, but today I was reminded about the Solid K9 training guy who uses prong collars to train dogs. I went to his Facebook page and saw this picture. It says he is making the malt practice a down stay in snow. His down stays last a LONG time. Would this be OK for a maltese? It just looks so uncomfortable and I am not a big snow fan so it might be just me.


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Old 01-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sophie refuses to lay down on the hardwood floor, I don't blame her, it's freezing. I would never make a dog of any breed just lay there in the freezing snow for a long time, it just seems mean to me.


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It is asinine for sure.

There are plenty of ways to "proof" stays that do not need to involve HURTING the animals. I say that both the owner and the trainer should have to lie down on the cold snow for just as long as the dog (preferably with no shirt on) and before anyone says that the dog does at least have a fur coat, I would remind them that these are tropical breeds. Not exactly endowed with coat to protect them from snow.
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This "human" does not deserve one more breath of attention ~ unless it is to be shut down. Seriously he and those who attend his trainings are utterly clueless. Sickens me.
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I saw this too I pop in and out every now and again to check in the little dog and I had the same reaction I was horrified. Why make a Maltese lie in snow when humans don't even lie in the snow!!! It's horrifying. Daisy won't go out f its frosty never mind snow!!!
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My opinion is ..........that is definitely a form of abuse!!!!!!!!!!Poor little thing. I know when DH walked Pipper this morning, Pipper kept just falling over in the snow because his little feet were so cold. DH had to pick him up and carry him till his feet warmed up. Laying down for long periods would be unbearable. This really really upsets me seeing this. Just my opinion.
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It is asinine for sure.

There are plenty of ways to "proof" stays that do not need to involve HURTING the animals. I say that both the owner and the trainer should have to lie down on the cold snow for just as long as the dog (preferably with no shirt on) and before anyone says that the dog does at least have a fur coat, I would remind them that these are tropical breeds. Not exactly endowed with coat to protect them from snow.
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Maltese don't have an undercoat for insulation. That just seems cruel to me.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is cruel! Why can't he do it indoors??? I feel bad already taking Booo to the washroom for 5-15mins but the weather is not so bad these days here , hope it stays like this.
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It's been abuse from day one for that poor baby
In the snow and cold my vet recommends that they wear coats or sweaters
I called the humane society here in Ontario but they say they cannot do anything about it
Seeing this pic is gross just plain gross
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