This is the message the owner sent to the News Station. First, Animal Control stepped in to have a look. Next the Sherriff got involved, and then four more "clients" came forward. Now the District Attorney is investigating. And, this all happening very fast. It's good to see that everyone, well almost everyone, deems animal safety a priority. Note that this is all formally public now, so I have not masked any names or places, or anything.
January 2nd, me and my Husband came home from a four (4) day vacation to our new 12 week old Standard Poodle Puppy that was physically, verbally, and mentally abused by Garrett Ridley, Owner of Ridley K9 Academy in Placerville.
Garrett Ridley was hired a few weeks ago to Positively Train our 8 week old Standard Poodle to be house broken, mild commands, etc. with TREATS and positive reinforcement. This man offered to BOARD our dog, Chance, for four days while we were out of town, so he would be in good hands, could play with his puppies and be social with his animals on his property that he kennels. We felt great about this for Chance already knew Garrett - and he is supposed to be a PROFESSIONAL! \
When I called Garrett Friday morning, from San Diego, Garrett was frustrated, was cussing like crazy and said Chance is disrespecting him, he bit him, and all he wants to do is play with the puppies! Garrett said,"I will not let a f------ dog disrespect me and not listen to me." He told me Chance was running around his house and all he wants to do is play...I said this is what puppies do!!! I was in shock at his tone and violent demeanor. He also said he refused to take walks with him so he placed a SHOCK COLLAR on him and chained him up...the more he talked I was freaking out and wanted to just come home New Years Eve, not Sunday! My Husband, Scott tried to calm me down and tell me Garrett is just verbally unprofessional and to stay calm for surely he would never hurt him...we were WRONG!
Last night, at 6:00pm, he brought our dog back and I opened the door to Garrett cussing, Chance was cowering in a sit position, was showing zero excitement to see me. I called him and Garrett told me no - leave him be for he is being punished...I told him to let go of my dogs leash and Garrett told me he was being a little F----- and that he was really frustrated with Chance and that he will never bite him or anyone again for he was Submitted and Subdued so he knew who was boss and that he was not f------ around with this little fu-----r anymore. Garrett's cussing was shocking, making me sick, and moreso, Chance was not the same dog nor his playful self that a 12 week old puppy should be!
As Scott, my Husband, asked Garrett why he is so angry, we looked at Chance's face and saw both eyes were blood shot, he was choked, his neck was raw, and he was limping as he walked through our front door! Garrett, the Professional, walked in after Chance which was making Chance timid, and talked for 20 minutes, cussing the whole time about how we did not do our HOMEWORK with him and it is our fault that he had to train him so hard...he was supposed to board and kennel him, that is it!!!!
I told Garrett to leave our home, stop cussing and yelling, and we brought him to the Emergency Vet ASAP...his paws/pads are worn from being dragged, his eyes are filled with blood from choking and his eyes are hemoraging, his neck is RAW from his collar, he had pee/urine all under his belly and a skin infection from being in one spot so long, and he is walking slow and in pain, and he was absolutely DEHYDRATED and had no water or food and his belly was upset!
This morning we opened his bag of toys to find his KONG that we filled with treats was emptied, the top was cut off with a knife and the KONG is covered in DOG POOP!!! I am so disgusted - can you please come out and interview me ASAP...I am so scared to hear how many other dogs he is ABUSING and the Owners are not aware of this!!!
PLEASE HELP for I want the public to be cautious of this insane man that is a time bomb!!!!
The videos actually show the dog's eyes when he was at the vet. Sad.
Obedience, Behavior, Personal Protection Training
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