That's my exact point. There are MANY ways to deal with an aggressive dog; you don't need to resort to such barbaric techniques such as hanging and slamming the body. There was NO reason that what happened in the video had to happen and NO excuse for it.That was uncalled for, but to the poster who asked if the vet had ever heard of a muzzle, that's a laugh. We deal with a LOT of aggressive dogs at our practice. Muzzles still have to be put ON the dog, and with some animals it is impossible to do.
And yes, smaller aggressive dogs are MUCH harder to handle than large ones. They turn faster, they strike quicker, and you can't use multiple people to restrain different body parts because there's just not enough room around the dog. There are dogs that are impossible to get a catchpole on. Those are the dogs that we use the catchpoles through the top of the cage to corral into a crate, which we cover with a plastic bag and gas until they're sedated enough to do an IM injection of sedative JUST to do a rabies shot.
This woman's actions were not in line with how to deal with an aggressive dog, but I just want to make perfectly clear to all the forum-goers who are not in the profession that we see animals that behave like absolute idiots all the time. Not all dogs are well-mannered and trained; there are many dogs that will legitimately go for your face or any body part they can reach. I've been bitten only once by a dog at the office, and it was a chihuahua mix. He was fast and deadly and had to be quarantined for a week because he was not UTD on rabies. During that time he could not be handled by anyone at the practice because he was so aggressive. We had to herd him from kennel to kennel when he pottied and we could not bathe him because he was so aggressive. We never slung him up on a leash and slammed him against the wall, but by golly we all would have liked to.