In a video allegedly filmed at NYDogWorks in Oceanside, New York, a trainer is seen repeatedly poking a long pole into the cage of a dog. The dog is obviously frightened and attempts to grab the stick with his teeth. According to News12, the abusive dog training situation has been shared online and has garnered a lot of attention.
The disturbing video was posted by Thomas Marrone of Oceanside, who states his one-year-old German shepherd, Zeus was also badly beaten at NYDogWorks, and that his dog is now afraid of his own shadow after having been “trained” by the same person. Marrone released the video to warn other dog owners who may still have their pets in the trainer’s care.
The organization’s website states:
“We use a humane, positive and scientifically sound approach that makes it easy for you and your dog to succeed. Our instructions are broken down into simple steps so that everyone can take part in the training and be able to practice as a family.”
The Nassau Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals state they are aware of the video and are investigating. Again, a reminder to be very diligent and thorough before leaving your dog anywhere to be trained. They are the voiceless victims.
The video is disturbing and may not be suitable for all viewers. (Photo of abusive dog training freezeshot of video)
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