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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Missing Something?

To a lot of viewers of this TV program it seems like a touching story. And it is in ways . But somebody is missing something somewhere along the line. Who the hell is monitoring this family. The trainer obviously isn't paying attention ,or simply doesn't know any better. I have to agree with the author of this article. The dog seems happy to most people , but not really. Hope someone tunes in before something bad happens. http://smartdog.typepad.com/smart_do...d-annoyed.html

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OMG. I could hardly watch it! I feel so bad for the dog. That child is way too young to have that dog! The poor dog is getting abused





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OMG. I could hardly watch it! I feel so bad for the dog. That child is way too young to have that dog! The poor dog is getting abused
Yep, and I would like to know how this happens, who is following up from the Guide Service that provided the dog. Prong collar, how the hell does that happen. Mind boggling. An accident waiting to happen.

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When the dad said service dogs are not normally given to children this young, I wanted to scream! It's obvious why...





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Yike, that poor dog!




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I've seen this before, and it makes me sick. There is no excuse for abusing an animal for the sake of human "service."


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I believe this dog and child are in Georgia...no excuse for lots of things going on in Georgia and this is one of them...NOT fair to the dog at all..and they had her on GMA, etc., all saying how wonderful this is!!! I wish they could have read this:
Dear Flynn,

Do you know what the "Bond Bank" is?

It is extremely important to understand this.

Let me splain:

As you develop the relationship with your dog,
it is often referred to as the bond you have
with your dog.

The relationship between you and your dog works
like a bank account.

When you do something good and fun with your dog,
you make a deposit in the Bond Bank.

When you do something negative, like punish or yell
at your dog, you are making a withdrawal from the
Bond Bank.

In order for the relationship between you and your
dog to be good and healthy, there have to be WAY more
deposits than withdrawals.

There are a lot of dogs with problems in this country
BECAUSE a lot of training is done with negative
methods.

When there are more deposits in the Bond Bank, an
occasional withdrawal won't harm the relationship
and won't push your dog to the dark side.

Too many withdrawals, and major behavior problems
can develop. Aggression being the biggest one.

When it comes to obedience, you HAVE to have a lot
of deposits in the Bond Bank, especially when it
comes to the come when called command.

Think about a dog that has been punished over and
over. Think that dog is going to get excited and
race back to the owner when he calls, "Come"?

Start making deposits in your dog's Bond Bank today
and watch the difference in your dog's training.

AND...

...if you haven't checked out The Ultimate Online
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umm... no little kid should be in charge of a dog. That poor dog. I am hoping that the kid can carry her own oxygen soon. Then the dog can escape. I thought there was major screening involved before a family was allowed to get a service dog. Kindergarten would be agony for a dog. Little kids don't understand the roles of a service dog.

Poor thing.

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that a great post flynn. poor dog is an indentured servant.




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I thought there was major screening involved before a family was allowed to get a service dog.
From what I saw in the interview it looks more like they found a dog and hired a trainer and created their own service dog. Probably because nobody would let them have one with such a small child.
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