Please cross post everywhere, we need to nip this in the bud!!!
Six hundred adult dogs will soon call a 40-acre plot of land in Belle Prairie Township (MN) home, this coming after the Morrison County Commissioners approved an application to build a dog kennel on the land...
The owners of the kennel also said the (600) adult breeding dogs would be debarked to ease noise pollution.
The American Humane Association does not have a policy regarding debarking dogs; however, American Humane strongly discourages pet guardians from having this procedure performed. Debarking surgery does not result in a silent dog. The dog will still attempt to bark and will typically make a hoarse, raspy sound that can be equally annoying. Debarking surgery will also not alleviate the reason for the dog's barking.
There are humane methods for training dogs to bark only when appropriate, and American Humane encourages people to look for obedience trainers or animal behaviorists to discuss training methods to help inhibit barking.
American Humane’s Guide to Humane Dog Training contains pictures and basic information on dog behavior, canine learning style, training methods and equipment, and selecting a trainer.
so its SENSELESS SURGURY TO REMOVE the basic reason we get a companion dog
Thank you Scout for posting this!! This goes to show another area about puppy mills that many are not aware of......debarking.....No it is not done via surgery either! They use a metal pipe & hammer. You can figure the rest out.....millers do not spend money on the dogs....they are property with the intent to make money only for the miller. Many mill parents have broken jaws from this barbaric debarking hell they put these dogs through. No the broken jaws are not fixed either! As long as the dogs can produce puppies the miller does not care. It is a horrible industry! Think about the parents of those puppies in the window. They never get a reprieve & will continue to suffer until people educate them selves that by buying that puppy in the pet shop you are only making room for another puppy to fill his / her spot. All the while, the parents of the puppies continue to unnecessarily suffer in deplorable, unloving, conditions because of those that refuse to educate themselves.