Rottweiler that killed Wisconsin boy, 7, was trained as guard dog

Rottweiler that killed Wisconsin boy, 7, was trained as guard dog

The mother of the 7-year-old who was mauled to death by a in rural was helping train the to provide personal protection and service for a client, according to a report.

suffered significant head and facial injuries Oct. 24 and died shortly after he was attacked near a kennel building at a residence on Highway 67 in the town of Hustisford, the Dodge County sheriff’s report said.

The boy’s mother, , 32, told a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy that , named Ozzy, had been living in a house with them for three months and there had been no previous incidents or safety concerns with the dog during his training before the attack, the report said.

Smith said that Ozzy had been previously trained in Holland as a protector of personal property. She added Ozzy was her son’s favorite dog and it attacked Logan after he let it outside to go to the bathroom, the report said.

The sheriff’s report was obtained by the State Journal on Friday after an open records request. Previous media requests for the report had been denied by Dodge County Sheriff Patricia Ninmann, who said the family’s right to privacy outweighed the public’s right to know.

Smith told the deputy that she and her husband, , just moved to the residence four days before the attack and planned to run their business, Platinum K9 Protection, from it.

The Facebook page for the business said it trains dogs “with a switch.

” A switch was defined in a New York Times story as a command that switches dogs from attack mode to pet mode.

The Smiths are also affiliated with Vohne Liche Kennels, located in Denver, Ind. The business’ Facebook page said the kennel trains military and police service dogs for over 5,000 law enforcement and government agencies.

Jessie Smith is listed as the co-founder and chairman and Tiffany Smith is the president and chief operating officer of the Vohne Liche Kennel’s Executive and Family Protection training group. It claims in its Facebook page that its canines are the industry’s leader in Personal Security and Companionship.

Logan’s father was identified by the Fond du Lac Reporter as Rob Meyer. Smith told the deputy that Logan’s father was in Texas on business when the accident occurred, the report said.

According to the report:

Tiffany Smith called 911 about 5:20 p.m. Oct. 24 and said her son had been attacked by a dog by the kennel on the residence. The deputy who arrived on scene 10 minutes later said Logan was conscious and breathing as emergency medical responders tended to him and his mother kneeled by his side. The deputy said the blankets under the boy’s head were covered in blood. The dog, meantime, had been locked up.

Logan was

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Comments

    • hunterrat
    • November 5, 2014

    how can rottweilers be responsible for 60% of dog related deaths in America
    and still be 2nd only to the pit bull?

    • raven ashwood
    • November 5, 2014

    i got cuddled to death by my uncle mitchell’s rotty XD

    • Attack on Armin's Booty
    • November 5, 2014

    Somehow, my brother had a female Rottweiler who he named Sky. Sky had white
    and gray fur with very bright-blue eyes. She was gorgeous and a sweetheart.
    ^u^

    • Absinthe Ba
    • November 5, 2014

    Best <3

    • Andrew Truong
    • November 5, 2014

    Which would you rather get a German Shepherd or a Rottweiler? I’ve had
    German Shepherds my whole life but really love Rottweilers. I have only
    meet a few Rottweilers, all were really nice and gentle dogs but I keep
    hearing these attack stories about Rottweilers so I am hesitant to get one.
    I know German Shepherds have their stories but you don’t really hear about
    Shepherd attacks that often anymore compared to the Rottweiler. How are the
    German Shepherd and Rottweiler different?

    • Madisyn Strong
    • November 5, 2014

    my dad wants one so bad. i have to think about it.

    • PodlineX
    • November 5, 2014

    You don’t pronounce it “RotWeiler” you pronounce it “RotVeiler”

    • Mystery129
    • November 5, 2014

    Rottweiler vs german shepherd

    • Alien Warrior
    • November 5, 2014

    I’m getting 2 in two years!

    • Elaina Heart
    • November 5, 2014

    A rottweiler bit my Nannie’s dog on the head in the park making her bleed.
    The owner didn’t even apologise. D:<

    • inbredagogo
    • November 5, 2014

    Her Grandfather and Great Grandfather were alive at the same time? That’s
    pretty rare to have both alive like that. The people in her family must
    live long lives.

    • Luis Moreno
    • November 5, 2014

    What do they mean by overbreeding?

    • hajven4
    • November 5, 2014

    lol, the horse’s name is BJ

    • Lei Van Dhiekince
    • November 5, 2014

    I just got my first rottweiler pet last month. Shes going to be 4month old
    nxt week. I never heard her bark or anything. All she did is play eat or
    sleep. Is it normal? smh..

    • Dinobot2468
    • November 5, 2014

    I love rottweilers! I need one! :(

    • jessica horner
    • November 5, 2014

    its not that this dog is vicious, its that its just so huge and powerful.

    • Aunt Bertha
    • November 5, 2014

    Cops love to kill this dog.

    • victoria smith
    • November 5, 2014

    Are they good companions? Like will they be there to cheer you up and show
    you love? And are they cuddlers?

    • Ex Kanzler
    • November 5, 2014

    come on …fuck this “drama”…-.- i want to know something about a
    rottweiler…

    • Andrej Prskalo
    • November 5, 2014

    I cant decide between german sheperd and rottweiler, they both seem
    amazing. Its very important to me to have a dog that is quiet and smart.
    And are rotts going to become aggressive when they get older. Pls answer ;)

    • Rummy Kush
    • November 5, 2014

    I loved my rottie he was my best friend very intelligent. He was a big
    teddy bear when i was a child. Unfortunately some sick son of a bitch
    killed my dog with a poison sandwich the person threw over the fence.

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