Man trains dog to attack children, neighbours claim

Basildon Recorder: Man trains dog to attack children, neighbours claim Man trains dog to attack children, neighbours claim

A MAN was arrested and his dog seized, after he allegedly trained it to attack people and intimidate children.

Residents in Bartlow End, Pitsea , were relieved when the rottweiler was taken away by police, claiming they had been left “frightened” by the animal.

They said the dog and its owner were a constant menace, with police acting on several complaints to arrest the 45-year-old man and take away his dog.

One resident, a woman in her Forties who would not be named, said: “Everyone was frightened of him and his dog and there have been loads of people who have had nasty encounters with them. We are all glad the dog has been taken away, although I do feel a bit sorry for it because it doesn’t know any better.”

Another man, who did not want to be named, added: “It took the dog wardens about 45 minutes to get the dog in the van. To be honest when they brought it out, it looked really frightened. It’s bad enough when people use their dogs to fight other dogs, but for a person to train their dog to attack people and intimidate children is mind boggling.

“If you get caught with a gun you might get five years, but this guy has trained his dog as a weapon.”

An Essex Police spokesman confirmed the arrest and seizure of the dog took place on Saturday.

He added: “A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using threatening words and behaviour to cause harassment, alarm and distress and allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place. Police also seized a rottweiler dog.”

The dog is thought to have been in a good state of health and is being kept at kennels in an undisclosed location. It is thought the canine will stay there until any court proceedings conclude, which will determine whether the dog should be destroyed.

The man has been released on bail until October, while police continue to speak to residents and investigate.

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11:31am Wed 12 Sep 12

aduksquack says...

The victim in all of this is the poor dog. It has been completely betrayed by it's owner. Dogs trust and obey their owners, dogs don't know right or wrong, they do as they are taught.
The victim in all of this is the poor dog. It has been completely betrayed by it's owner. Dogs trust and obey their owners, dogs don't know right or wrong, they do as they are taught. aduksquack

12:05pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

take the owner to the vet and get him neutered
take the owner to the vet and get him neutered Eric Whim

12:06pm Wed 12 Sep 12

mr fandango says...

haveing met this guy and seen on numerous occasion hes dog fouling the pavment ,runing free off the lead all the time and hes dog trying to bully mine to the ground "whilst mines on the lead"all i can say is its a good job this has happend ,the owners as thick as they come ,has no concern for others and there pets and generally thinks hes above the law as when confronted alls he could say was ...call the police then ....would apeer some have and i say good well done !
shocking owners like this cretin get us all a bad name its just a shame as has been said about the dog being taught like this !
i hope this cretin does indeed get prosecutaed and fingers crossed even jailed
haveing met this guy and seen on numerous occasion hes dog fouling the pavment ,runing free off the lead all the time and hes dog trying to bully mine to the ground "whilst mines on the lead"all i can say is its a good job this has happend ,the owners as thick as they come ,has no concern for others and there pets and generally thinks hes above the law as when confronted alls he could say was ...call the police then ....would apeer some have and i say good well done ! shocking owners like this cretin get us all a bad name its just a shame as has been said about the dog being taught like this ! i hope this cretin does indeed get prosecutaed and fingers crossed even jailed mr fandango

12:22pm Wed 12 Sep 12

mr fandango says...

i should also add that this owner is a complete coward and relys on hes dog doing the protecting of him when there out together ,little wonder hes taught the dog to do this kind of thing as he hasnt the courage to do hes own dirty work ,absolute scum bag i just hope he gets whats comeing hes way and the dog can be re homed after being assesed and maybe re trained ,such a shame for the dog
i should also add that this owner is a complete coward and relys on hes dog doing the protecting of him when there out together ,little wonder hes taught the dog to do this kind of thing as he hasnt the courage to do hes own dirty work ,absolute scum bag i just hope he gets whats comeing hes way and the dog can be re homed after being assesed and maybe re trained ,such a shame for the dog mr fandango

1:43pm Wed 12 Sep 12

black jack ketchum says...

If the dog has been trained to do this then it would be too high a risk to rehome it I'm afraid, no matter how much retraining is given & keeping it in kennels for the rest of its life is cruel in my opinion, sadly its better off being put to sleep :(
If the dog has been trained to do this then it would be too high a risk to rehome it I'm afraid, no matter how much retraining is given & keeping it in kennels for the rest of its life is cruel in my opinion, sadly its better off being put to sleep :( black jack ketchum

2:44pm Wed 12 Sep 12

billericay boy says...

How about if the dog is in good health give it a chance to be rehabilitated and destroy the owner.
How about if the dog is in good health give it a chance to be rehabilitated and destroy the owner. billericay boy

4:33pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Brunning999 says...

Thug Britain in evidence yet again.
Thug Britain in evidence yet again. Brunning999

6:17pm Wed 12 Sep 12

TherealIndiana says...

Brunning999 wrote:
Thug Britain in evidence yet again.
He's not a 'Thug' he's just misunderstood, troubled upbringing, possible drug addicted with issues....you can't let him be responsible for his own actions and the way he lives his life...you might upset him! Lazy, stupid, feckless, coward without a decent bone in his body are words you simply can't use!
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: Thug Britain in evidence yet again.[/p][/quote]He's not a 'Thug' he's just misunderstood, troubled upbringing, possible drug addicted with issues....you can't let him be responsible for his own actions and the way he lives his life...you might upset him! Lazy, stupid, feckless, coward without a decent bone in his body are words you simply can't use! TherealIndiana

12:21am Thu 13 Sep 12

Trainman says...

This dog is NOT to blame here, so WHY put the thing to sleep, when the owner can no doubt get off SCOTT-FREE thanks to the PATHETIC justice system in the country today?????????
This dog is NOT to blame here, so WHY put the thing to sleep, when the owner can no doubt get off SCOTT-FREE thanks to the PATHETIC justice system in the country today????????? Trainman

5:20pm Thu 13 Sep 12

This Rancid Town says...

Admittedly some dogs are hard to retrain once a BAD OWNER has corrupted the nature of the dog, behaviour tests are carried out as to see how dangerous/unstable the animal in question is and a decision is made to kill it or retrain it, sadly in most cases they are condemned to death because at the stage when they attack they are too far gone for help.

There are many people around here that bring up dangerous kids that attack others and the parents are seen as the ones to blame (quite rightly too) so why do we not have this view for animals? Because they are beneath us? RUBBISH!! My good natured staffy is a gentle and more loving companion than most humans i know so maybe it's time to stop stigmatising and to start thinking LOGICALLY!
Admittedly some dogs are hard to retrain once a BAD OWNER has corrupted the nature of the dog, behaviour tests are carried out as to see how dangerous/unstable the animal in question is and a decision is made to kill it or retrain it, sadly in most cases they are condemned to death because at the stage when they attack they are too far gone for help. There are many people around here that bring up dangerous kids that attack others and the parents are seen as the ones to blame (quite rightly too) so why do we not have this view for animals? Because they are beneath us? RUBBISH!! My good natured staffy is a gentle and more loving companion than most humans i know so maybe it's time to stop stigmatising and to start thinking LOGICALLY! This Rancid Town

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