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!