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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department are investigating Ennis, Texas dog trainer, Jeffrey Schultz of Landmark Retrievers, after a former employee recorded video of the trainer picking up a dog by the ears and striking the animal while the dog cried out, either from fear or from pain.
“Would you want to see your animal treated like that? A pet? A family member treated that way? That’s just not right,” the man who recorded the video, who wished to remain unidentified, told CBS DFW.
The former employee was fired from Landmark Retrievers for working with clients outside of the training facility. However, he says coming forward with the video and speaking out against Schultz is not about revenge.
“Ask yourself the question, you think I’m doing this for revenge? Just look at the videos yourself. Would you want you animal to be treated like that if you’re paying top money at a facility?” he explained.
Trainer Jeffrey Schultz says the 7-seconds of video shown is not a fair representation of how he treats animals. He claims he was defending himself after the dog snapped at him.
Ellis County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the incident.
What’s your opinion? Would you be happy with the way this trainer handled the situation had this been your own dog?