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Credentials Deception Dog Trainer Beat Dogs Around the Face

Published on December 17, 2010 by   ·   No Comments
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Bruce Forsyth had his reputation 'completely sullied' by a rogue dog trainer who used the star's name to promote his business,reports the UK's Daily Mail.

The paper goes on to say Grant Chanin, 49, posted fake endorsements on his dog obedience company's website from Mr Forsyth as well as comedian Bobby Davro and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.

But a court heard his techniques 'beggared belief' and he even broke the leg of a dog he was supposed to be training.

He claimed he had been a judge at Crufts and told his unsuspecting clients that dogs he had been employed to walk were actually police dogs which were trained to kill.

During his obedience sessions he would use a 'trapdoor' technique – picking the dogs up off the ground by their collar and beat them around the face with a rolled up magazine.

On one occasion a dog was thrown across the room and landed on a coffee table.
The court heard that although some clients became suspicious 'they accepted that if it was good enough for Bruce Forsyth then it was good enough for them'.

Clients accepted Chanin's methods as he said he had trained dogs on Harry Potter movies and was endorsed by the police and the Kennel Club.

Prosecutor Edward Elton told the court that Chanin had no qualifications and some of his techniques 'beggared belief'.

He added that an official complaint was first made about his website in May 2009 after he claimed he was endorsed by the Kennel Club.

'He was ordered to take it down by Trading Standards officers because the Kennel Club does not endorse anyone,' Mr Elton said.

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Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Credentials Deception Dog Trainer Beat Dogs Around the Face

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