ENNIS, Texas — The actions of an Ennis County dog trainer are being investigated after a video was brought to the attention of the Ennis County Sheriff’s office. The video allegedly shows the trainer picking up a dog by the ears and then striking it.
A former trainer, who wishes to remain anonymous, caught Jeffery Schultz of Landmark Retrievers on video treating the dog in an aggressive manner.
“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 told CBS DFW.
The man who took the video was let go from Landmark Retrievers for training dogs outside of work.
“Ask yourself the question, you think I’m doing this for revenge? Just look at the videos yourself. Would you want your animal to be treated like that if you’re paying top money at a facility?” he explained to CBS DFW.
As a response, Schutlz claims he was disciplining the dog after it had tried to bite him. He says the video is only seven seconds long and doesn’t give him a fair depiction.
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“It bothers me just to even see that because I don’t want that to ever happen to a dog,” Schultz tells CBS DFW. “I stand by what I did, I got nothing to hide. I’m not here to abuse a dog whatsoever. This is my pride and passion.”
Ellis County Sheriff’s investigators are still looking into the matter.