|Barked: Mon Dec 3, '12 8:30pm PST |
|Eldad is awesome! I've been a 'fan' of him for quite a while (though not an avid follower, except for posts on fb), even before he popped up on Dogster. He is just a regular guy who loves rescuing dogs. From my understanding of the way he works, many times he gets calls asking for his help with dogs like this that need to be trapped. For that, he usually travels quite a bit, even flying to where the dog is located and staying either the day, and coming back the next if he is not successful the first attempt, and even spending a night (or several) at a motel. He has to catch the dogs quickly, but will still spend hours or days doing so. I believe he has rescues, individuals, or something like that lined up to take the dog once it has been rescued. Whether you want to call what he did with Ralph 'flooding' or something else, I think he does it to get the dog over its fear as quickly as possible so it can be more adoptable, and less chance of being labeled as 'aggressive' or 'too fearful' after he leaves. Because once he leaves, that dog is usually in someone else's hands, so he does not have the luxury to spend days/weeks/months trying to get the dog to trust people as some others might have. As in the thread with ecollars and the shelter dog about to be euthed..sometimes you don't have the time to use preferred methods. I personally do not find this method cruel/inhumane/etc. In my mind, it is kinder than allowing the animal to live in fear for days, or even months/years on end with less possibility of being adopted. Though I would also like to hear what others have to say on the matter.
Ralph looks soo adorable!
ETA: On the 'no,no.no...' I would agree that is prob just out of habit...but it also sounded to me that when he does that, it was more of a soothing methodical thing to say than simply being a sharp correction (he did said 'hey,hey' once more sharply).
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