BY TANYA IRWIN
BLADE STAFF WRITER
SWANTON — Despite the state's move away from breed-specific dog laws, the village of swanton still considers all “pit bull”-type dogs to be inherently vicious.
An Ohio dog advocacy group is challenging the village's dog ordinance, saying it is vague and that it puts an undue burden on its dog-owning residents.
Caught in the middle is Bailey, a mixed-breed dog who was adopted by a family with two children. If they want to keep Bailey under the current ordinance, the family is facing a slew of requirements, including muzzling her when out in public.
The ordinance also requires owner tim bork to register the dog with the police department.
Acting Fulton County Dog Warden Brian Banister visited Mr. Bork's home and told him the dog is likely a Brazilian mastiff mix, also known as a Fila Brasileiro.
“He said he would consider her a ‘pit bull'-type breed because of her large head and brindle color,” Mr. Bork said. “But I know a lot of dogs with those two characteristics and they aren't ‘pit bulls.' ”
Fila Brasileiro isn't one of the breeds that the Swanton ordinance states are “pit bull”-type dogs, although Mr. Banister considered it a “pit-bull” type dog.
Swanton's ordinance states, “Vicious dog has the same meaning as set forth in ORC 955.11 and shall include in addition any breed of dog that is commonly known as a ‘pit bull dog.' This includes any Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog or mixed breed of dog which
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Amberdextrix shut the fk up
Dog trainers have proved ineffective when dealing with the problem dogs such as in Cesar’s videos. I personally have not had a lot to do with dogs, because I have had little faith in my ability to cope with dog behaviour, or to understand dog psychology. The most effective dog handlers I have seen have used much worse methods than Cesar employs, much as I did not like the methods, with absolutely no detrimental effects on the dogs. Stop equating dogs to humans.
Killer’s instinct in that dog…
Is she still like that?
I don’t know what drugs you are doing where ‘professional trainers have problems with everyday cases of aggression that some undereducated amateur can fix’ seems like a sensible statement, but I’m guessing your brain doesn’t work right in general. Cesar’s aversive techniques are what have proven ineffective, that’s why hardly any professionals are using them. Furthermore, the dogs on the show are hand-picked, deliberately provoked, and the footage is highly edited to make Cesar look better.
…and when you make statements like, “The most effective dog handlers I have seen have used much worse methods than Cesar employs…” You are either trolling or a moron. The most effective dog handlers use nothing close to what Cesar employs. I also don’t see much to be funny about, when it comes to countless dogs that have likely been euthanized as a result of the Dog Whisperer. I know of a few such cases, and trainers have spoken up about dozens more. Cesar doesn’t help dogs; he kills them.
And you know this how? No wonder the poor man attempted to commit suicide, with this sort of vitriol flying around. It all still sounds like sour grapes to me. What makes you think the ‘professionals’ are right and Cesar is wrong? Maybe it’s the other way around!
*facepalm* Even the most casual Google search could have answered all of your questions. Tell you what: next time you go in for heart surgery or such, have Cesar Millan do it and not a professional. That’s about the same as having Cesar Millan do your dog training, only it’s the dog that dies when he fucks up and not you. He should feel guilty, because he has been knowingly profiting off of techniques that are known to cause pain and death in animals for a number of years now.
Any ‘real’ dog trainers I have witnessed always lack a certain something. Cesar doesn’t. He is the real deal. I would trust the man with my dog if I had one before anyone else.
Yeah, he’s a New Age ‘dog psychic’ who communicates with ‘calm, assertive energy’. I shouldn’t have to tell you that your common sense is seriously broken here. He’s not the ‘real deal’, because real dog trainers have qualifications. The reason he has no such certifications is because nobody in their right mind is going to certify an abusive lunatic.
I did not mean little bits of paper, which are at best worthless. I meant his whole approach, his total ability to relate to unstable, unhappy dogs. A piece of paper does not provide that. Only a deep wisdom provides that, and that is what shines through in his videos. All his dogs seem to smile, too. That is good enough for me.
What the fuck goes through your mind when you say nonsense like this? Do you seriously think choking and kicking dogs is a ‘total ability to relate’ and makes them less unstable or unhappy? Those ‘worthless bits of paper’ mean somebody knows what they’re doing. Do you call up a plumber as your physician? Why not? When do you even slightly begin to make an ounce of sense?
So what about the dogs? Are there detailed reports of the harm he has caused to lots of dogs, with evidence? How have you formed this opinion? I do not agree with you about the bits of paper – some of the most useless human beings I have ever had the misfortune to meet had lots of initials after their names, and not one ounce of worth as human beings. I am making sense to me, sorry if you can’t follow me.
Yes, there are indeed detailed reports of the harm his techniques have caused to lots of dogs. With evidence that shows his techniques are indeed harmful. I did not form this ‘opinion’, it is a fact. What you are expressing is an opinion, because it is not based on facts — rather, your knee-jerk worship of some guy you saw on television who looked nice. You need to get through your head that Cesar *does not* know what he is doing; there are plenty of videos on YouTube to show that.
OK, have checked YT out, and there is nothing. You need to tell me where I can find evidence for your claims. Cesar is a dog rehabilitation expert, not a dog trainer. If he helps the dogs, then he is legit, and he is doing lots of good for the dogs. Who cares what the ‘experts’ think? He will always be criticised by lesser mortals.
Try typing ‘Cesar Millan abuse’ in the search box. There’s no such thing as a ‘dog rehabilitation expert’ — nor would he be one, even if there was.
You call that abuse? If he was beating them with bits of wood, that would be abuse. Dogs are big, strong animals. They are not made of icing sugar. Treating the problem ones with kid gloves does not work. Cesar’s instinctual methods and dog psychology do work. Like I said, this is a bunch of sour grapes. You should be ashamed of yourself!
Yes, when there are videos of him choking at least one known dog to the point of serious oxygen deprivation (the second or third video down, with professional commentary), I’d say that’s abuse. The reason he gets away with abuse — and is not in jail, where he belongs with ignorant sadists like you — is because you can legally abuse a dog in the name of ‘training’. Anyhow, you can go away now. I think you have polluted enough of my karma via association with such a disgusting human being.
To Amberdextrix, you are irrational. Sounds like you need a psychologist yourself. Bet Cesar could fix you. Please, take your hate someplace else, and let us enjoy Cesar and his humane and immensely watchable methods in peace.
Isis will still go after another female dog is she hasn’t been socialized to her. Male dogs, however, are another story. She wants to play with them.
Thanks for posting. Nugget seems like such a cool/smart dog – his “family” was harming him by their lack of walks and care – Some people shouldn’t have dogs.
Perhaps there should be a mandatory training class that must be passed prior to owning a pet. Education is the solution here. Not only would the new pet owners be better equipped to handle their pets, but it would help weed out those who would be irresponsible owners. If you aren’t willing to put forth the time, money and energy to pass the class, you are not worthy of having a pet.