After the video circulated on Twitter and Fb, the town of Vacaville introduced Wednesday that it has undertaken what it described as “a radical investigation of the incident,” has separated the canine from the police officer and is reviewing its canine coaching program.
Police say the canine has since been examined by a veterinarian and exhibits no indicators of damage.
In response to the video, “the San Francisco SPCA, being a frontrunner in canine conduct and coaching, would love the general public to know that bodily threatening or harming an animal is rarely acceptable, whatever the animal’s conduct,” the group stated Friday.
The group’s vp of rescue and welfare stated being aggressive towards a canine could cause issues.
“It is a misguided perception that canine have to be dominated to be educated. The concept that an individual should assume the ‘alpha’ place pervades our society and has considerably broken the welfare of our canine companions and put many handlers in danger for severe accidents,” stated Jeannine Berger of the SPCA.
“Being aggressive towards your canine will usually trigger your canine to turn out to be extra fearful, anxious and probably aggressive,” stated Berger, who’s a veterinary behaviorist. “This standard perception is inflicting severe hurt to pets and dealing canine alike. It hurts our relationship with our canine and causes extra issues than it solves.”
Earlier, PETA stated the incident is not coaching, however “abuse.”
The Metropolis of Vacaville additionally stated Wednesday that it has retained an impartial third social gathering with experience in police canine coaching to evaluation the incident, in addition to the police division’s insurance policies and procedures and canine coaching program.
“As soon as the evaluation is full, the town will take applicable motion – together with any essential self-discipline and/or coaching, in addition to any wanted modifications to insurance policies and procedures to make sure the police division’s canine program is in step with the trade finest practices,” the town stated.
ABC7 Information contributed to this report.
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