Monday, May 15, 2006

Don't Be A Cheapskate

An Ohio woman's facing animal cruelty charges for her unique way of teaching her dog not to bark.

She would duct tape her Shar-Pei puppy's mouth shut so she wouldn't bark, and humane workers think she also used Chloroseptic to numb her throat.

I see people implement Do-It-Yourself methods of dog training all the time. Rarely anything as abusive as this, but still… How about not being a cheapskate and hiring a dog trainer instead, and doing what they say? How about not getting a dog at all unless you are willing to do it properly? How about considering what this is doing to your dog?

If you, or someone in your family, are doing something with your dog that you couldn’t do in public with a whole crowd of normal people watching, whether it is a game or what you’d call training or whatever, then you are probably doing something wrong with your dog. You should stop, hire a professional to help you out, or find a new home for the dog.

This woman is going to jail. How about you?

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