Dogs get their fair share of bad press now and then. It seems certain types, like Dobermans and Rottweilers, among others, can’t keep their tempers in check. While some of the bad press is deserved, some is not. There are many dogs who perform valuable duties like those that help guide the blind, find dangerous contraband, apprehend criminals and save lives. They don’t get enough of the good attention they deserve.
There was an article in the paper Dad told me about recently that has gotten plenty of attention. I found it disturbing but for reasons that don’t seem to be addressed by anything in the media that we’ve come across. In particular there was one minor detail that really got my goat. In case you haven’t heard about the incident, let me give you some background.