I had been reading a “conversation” in one of the list serves that is subscribed to by people who are either professionals or interested in canine behavior and/or training.
The conversation was about a trainer who had tried to work with a family (husband, wife, two adolescents) with a LARGE breed dog who had bit a few times unprovoked. The trainer asked the list serve what they thought he should do.
The family had asked the trainer to take the dog to the veterinarian to be euthanized as one of their children had a disability that would make this decision not something she could understand. So the premise was the trainer was “taking” the dog, not euthanizing the dog. The details are many, but the discussion of the best solution is what I would like to talk about here. [Read more…]