It’s come to this in the state of citizen/LEO relations: if by some misfortune you find yourself interfacing with a member of the local constabulary and your hound is anywhere in the immediate area, there’s at least a reasonable chance that Fido won’t survive the encounter. But at least one Brazilian bowser has figured out how to live through such confrontations. When the policia raided a home in the town of Santa Catarina recently, a dog that was present began to do what dogs do when unexpected commotion commences; he barked at the officers who had burst in . . .
That kind of instinctive response doesn’t usually end well for cop-confronted canines. As ijreview.com confirms,
According to Metro, local police generally shoot animals that are present when they are carrying out armed raids. But because this dog followed suit when his owner and owner’s companions were ordered to hit the deck, shooting him was never considered.
Whew. As someone who’s more owned by his dogs than a dog owner, I can’t watch the vids like those at the link above showing the boys in blue plugging Pugs and offing Affenpinschers.
But I know a business opportunity when I see one. There must be a vast, untapped market for dog whisperers to increase their business by selling a new service to owners in the know. Every well-trained Weimaraner should know how to drop and go full-supine upon command, no matter how many SWATties just kicked in the door. If it saves only one puppy….
[h/t Blake H.]