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    Angry Bad Owner

    On Tuesday night Kimba had her obedience grading night.
    We finished our class really fast and had to wait for the other 3 levels to finish for presentation.
    We moved up to watch level 4 dogs (we are in 2) There was a guy there who had a huge brindle mastiff.
    In that level they are really strict and it is hard to pass.
    The dogs were instructed to drop, stay then the owners walked away.
    After a few minute wait they called them back and they were supposed tot at the owners feet.
    The mastiff wondered off a bit then came over and stood there.

    His owner had to tell him to sit, then SMACKED him over the back of his head!
    Then the mastiff rolled straight to his back paws up being as submissive as it could.
    The grader went straight over and gave him a warning not to hit the dog.
    A bit later on the dog did something else wrong (not sure what) and the guy SMACKED HIM AGAIN!
    The grader sent told him to leave and he practically dragged this big poor dog to the car.

    To think that he would smack the dog like that im public makes you wonder what happens at home; especially as he cowered and was so submissive.

    I want my dog to love training and want to work for rewards not out of fear of being hit. I hope they don't let him back!

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    Poor mastiff. There's no excuse for people behaving like that - I hope they don't let him back too. But I also hope one day he figures out that there's better ways to treat dogs.

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    like you said theres no excuse for hitting a dog. Is there any way you can find out his name and report him or something. I cant imagine what happens to the poor dog at home

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    The sadest thing is that sometimes dogs like that lose it and turn against the hand that feeds them (beats them). Of corse they get euthanised and are marked as aggressive and unstable.

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    If the owner of the mastiff isnt allowed to go back, how can he be taught a better way to train the dog, and he could get so angry he might take it out on the daog, thinking he got banned because the dog isnt good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned View Post
    If the owner of the mastiff isnt allowed to go back, how can he be taught a better way to train the dog, and he could get so angry he might take it out on the daog, thinking he got banned because the dog isnt good enough
    I agree!

    This owner needs to go to these classes to be trained how to train his dog!
    Being booted out is NOT the answer...he needs the lesson just as much as his dog does!

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    Physical abuse of a dog is not permitted. Handlers doing so will be asked to leave the class for a period of time
    It clearly state in the Rules when you sign up for the membership that you can't hit your dog.
    To get as far as he did he would had to have known how to train his dog. I am struggling on the level below that! There was no need to take his anger/frustration out on his dog.

    I haven't seen the level 4 class back yet, I think they start later as there was 2 puppy classes this year, so I don't know if he was banned or not.

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    oh..but i do smack my pup's bum when she is up to no good.

    is that very bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Poor mastiff. There's no excuse for people behaving like that - I hope they don't let him back too. But I also hope one day he figures out that there's better ways to treat dogs.
    Yeah i agree. Dogs shouldn't be hit especially if the dog is trying its best or maybe it hasnt been taught properly how to do the commands yet. I think its the owners fault completly that the dog wont respond to his command. The dogs frightened.

    Yeah hopefully one day the owner gets the idea that dogs shouldnt be treated like that.

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    Poor dog.
    My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.
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