‘You can’t say you’re the only one’ – The Petco dogs training website
A training program has been banned from Petco stores in a move aimed at encouraging dog owners to keep their pets indoors and to avoid the use of electric shock devices (ESDs).
Petco Australia, which owns Petco Stores in Melbourne and Sydney, announced the decision in a blog post on Monday.
The decision was based on the fact that the Petco Dog Training program, which is offered through a number of its stores, “can result in dogs exhibiting behaviour or behaviours that could be interpreted as aggressive or aggressive in nature”, it said.
“We are also concerned that a number dog owners are choosing to use our training program instead of training their own dogs, thereby increasing the likelihood of injury to pets and other people.”
It said the program was not suitable for all dogs, and said the company would be working with the Australian Animal Protection Alliance to ensure that all Petco Store employees could be trained in the program.
“If a Petco store is aware of a dog that may have been involved in a training program that is not compliant with the PetCo Dog Training policy, Petco will take immediate action,” it said in a statement.
The program was banned from the stores last September, when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) began investigating the company for not doing enough to protect pet owners against ESDs.”ACCC found that the program failed to comply with the laws on the use and disposal of electric shocks,” it wrote.
“The program is not approved by Petco Australia.”
A statement from Petcos said it was committed to “cooperating fully” with the ACCC, but did not say when it would offer an update on the program’s status.
The ACCC is investigating the Petcos program after the program appeared to be popular.
A spokesman said the agency would not comment further until the ACCA completed its investigation.
The ABC’s David Hutton, reporting from Melbourne, said the ban could be seen as “tough on the dogs”.
“People were saying, ‘How do you do this?
How do you teach your dog to sit down?'” he said.
“But it doesn’t work that way.
It’s going to make a lot of people very unhappy.”
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