|09-01-2013 10:01 AM|
Wow, very sad. One of my biggest fears of injury for my own dog is the courage test.
Sad for the dog, handler and the helper that was involved.
|09-01-2013 12:42 AM|
|Nigel||Any updates on how he is doing?|
|08-30-2013 03:15 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||I'm sure he's devastated I know I would be, I hope he can get some relief for the dog..|
|08-30-2013 11:14 AM|
|Shade||That really sucks, I hope the dog is ok and recovers fully|
|08-30-2013 11:07 AM|
I'm pretty sure the same thing happened to one of our member's Mal. That Mal was an outrageously awesome dog too. He retired too early.
Sorry about your friend's dog.
|08-30-2013 08:16 AM|
|Jax08||So sorry for your friend and his dog. Hoping the dog fully recovers.|
|08-30-2013 08:15 AM|
Sorry about the dog.
When i started doing helper work someone told me "if you're worried about hurting someone's dog, stop doing helperwork now before you even start... The day will come when you hurt a dog, it's just the nature of the sport".
That being said, I had major compression fractures of two vertebrae and was told I couldn't play sports anymore... Yet here I am, doing helperwork. Don't give up hope
|08-30-2013 07:53 AM|
I helper can't keep a launching dog coming full speed down a field safe from neck, back, or teeth injuries. It happens with good helpers, bad helpers, because of the nature of the launch and speed. No more than the NFL can stop head trauma with equipment and new rules. The players are too big too fast and launching into each other.
Really sorry to hear about the dog, but this is an evolution of the the sport,( this launching behavior in courage test) and it comes with prices for the dog....usually later in the dogs life.
I hope the dog fully recovers!
|08-30-2013 12:45 AM|
So sorry for your friend and his Mali..that is everyone's nightmare who does this sport.... :'( :'( I hope the dog recovers.....It happens with the best of helpers as well as the beginners...
|08-30-2013 12:45 AM|
How sad - I hope this dog is able to at least walk again, if not work if that's what the owner decides to do depending on how the dog does.
Accidents happen in any sport, unfortunately, and it's a risk we all must take when competing with our dogs.
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