Thats just wrong.
Two 15-second video clips show the training coordinator for the agency's K-9 unit suspending his dog from a railing and kicking him to force him to drop a chew toy. Jones said he was training the dog to obey.
Hardin ruled that although Jones' actions were not among the training techniques specifically approved by the Highway Patrol, they were no worse that the agency's accepted methods.
Hardin said the Highway Patrol's dog training methods included whipping dogs, hitting them with sticks, and using choke collars and stun guns.
"All of these training techniques are extremely harsh and well beyond what an owner of a typical 'house' pet would use to discipline or train a 'family' dog," Hardin wrote.
"Canine handlers were taught to rule with an 'iron fist' as canines were 'weapons' which had to be under control."