A Long Island canine instructor is underneath investigation after a video surfaced on Facebook that allegedly presentations him abusing a canine at his coaching facility.
The video allegedly presentations Brian DeMartino, the landlord of NYDogWorks, again and again and forcefully jabbing a brush maintain at a pit bull in a twine crate. The canine is cowering, growling, yelping, and biting on the broom maintain. According to his profile, DeMartino makes a speciality of coaching and behaviour amendment on the board & teach facility. NYDogWorks’ website online touts DeMartino as an “experienced behavior specialist” who “does not use excessive force.”
The video (to be had right here) was once firstly posted within the non-public Facebook staff New Yorkers STOP Drugs & Crime sooner than staff member Tommy Marone reposted it publicly with the declare that his personal canine, a German Shepherd named Zeus, was once badly overwhelmed through DeMartino whilst in his care and is now worried.
After the video surfaced, every other board & teach consumer, Larissa Pacifico stepped ahead, pronouncing that DeMartino charged her $2,000 to unsuccessfully teach her canine sooner than telling her, “dogs can’t love” and returning her canine extra worried than ever.
And, Milena Apath, a volunteer with Forgotten Friends of Long Island, says the rescue spent 1000’s of greenbacks to convey 4 canines to DeMartino for coaching. She informed News12 that two of the ones canines died, and the opposite two got here again extra competitive than ever.
The Nassau County SPCA is investigating the incident. “We are aware of it and we are looking into it at this time,” Gary Rogers, the top of the SPCA, informed Newsday. “At face value, the video is very disturbing.”
DeMartino is scheduled to look sooner than a pass judgement on these days on unrelated attack fees, stemming from an alleged home violence incident.