Attack dog training worries park-goer

The dogs are big dogs, German shepherds, and this goes on for about six hours

Attack dog training worries park-goer

Shame on the CVRD. This is for everyone who loves their community parks. Mine is Kerry Park in Mill Bay that holds many sports, hockey, soccer, baseball, tennis and has wonderful programs for all ages. This is what is happening in my park…

On Sundays and Thursday evenings Schutzhund dog training takes place. This is aggressive attack dog training where the dog is wiped close to the body over and over until it’s in a spitting, teeth barring frenzy and then released off leash to attack a trainer. The dog must also face starting pistols waved and shot at them.

The dogs are big dogs, German shepherds, and this goes on for about six hours, one dog after another made so mad they go crazy with rage. Not all dogs pass this training. More importantly, the park is not completely fenced in where the dogs have no hope of escaping. Two sides of the park are open with walking trails leading into the park where the dogs are made to go crazy. When a dog is being wiped close to the face over and over and a kid rides through on their bike, will the dog still know who to attack and bite?

Shame on the CVRD for putting this kind of danger in our parks! If it’s happening in my park, it can happen in yours.

Lynn Mclaren

Mill Bay

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