Clinic Stories

Halter Training

When breaking cattle to lead on a rope, often times rope is tied to a tractor and the calf is gently pulled along in a field. One client tried a similar technique with his dog. Because the dog resisted walking on a leash, the owner tied the dog to his car bumper and drove around the block. The dog came in unable to walk due to four raw bleeding feet. The dog recovered and the owner was reported for cruelty. I've seen worse dragging injuries including an Amish boy who was dragged face down by a team of runaway horses and others too gruesome to mention, but this was the only case that was intentional.

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