- Report: #817507
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Complaint Review: Canine Partners for Life
Canine Partners for Life334 Faggs Manor Rd. Cochranville, Pennsylvania United States of America
Canine Partners for Life Uses Inhuman and Cruel Training Practices, Places Temperamentally Unsuitable Dogs and Gives Gross Misinformation to Clients Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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I witnessed the Executive Director lift a dog off the ground by her prong collar (all 4 paws) for eating
a muffin off of a chair. Clients were advised to harshly correct a growling dog by yanking on the prong collar and/or grabbing the dog's face and yelling. Trainers told a couple of recipients using power chairs to run over their dogs to get their dogs to obey. Trainers told students to yank the prong collar if their dog would not retrieve --making training sessions stressful and causing several dogs to shut down.
Several dogs who barked and growled at other dogs/people/sounds (sound sensitivity/reactivity) were allowed to graduate. One dog who pooped on the train trip into Philadelphia (and subsequently had to wear a Thunder Shirt to calm him because he was so anxious) still was allowed to graduate --even though the dog was exhibiting severe stress signals when working in public. I saw another recipient's dog wearing a Thunder Shirt as well. A dog that has to wear a Thunder Shirt to function in public is not suited to be a service dog --the dog is stressed and anxious and it is cruel to make the dog work.
In a past graduating class, a dog developed seizures during Team Training and the team was still allowed to graduate and go home without knowing if medicine was effective or not.
Canine Partners for Life is not an organization I can in good conscience recommend to anyone. They use outdated and inhumane training methods and allow unsuitable dogs to graduate from their
program, which does not paint a good picture for other service dog teams and organizations.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/03/2012 05:41 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Canine-Partners-for-Life/Cochranville-Pennsylvania-19330/Canine-Partners-for-Life-Uses-Inhuman-and-Cruel-Training-Practices-Places-Temperamentall-817507. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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