Emma Hernandez was just playing near the girl Chino home when she was mauled to death with dogs over the summer.
Whеn dog trainer Steve Liggens, the owner of engine City K-9 Solutions, heard about the mauling, he decided it was time period dо something.
He offered free dog training to pit bull owners.
“A lot of you are here because you have a pit bull and nine times out of 10, your pit bull does not like other dogs,” Liggens said.
Several dog owners got a protection lesson before their dog training began and were kept in affordable dog kennels.
“You guys are here, because you were responsible enough as dog owners to take advantage of a free class,” Liggens said.
Liggens’ team is eager to work with the 10 dog owners who signed up for the free four wеek training.
“Yes, yes, yes, Jesus is okay,” Lisa Lounzie-Hardy said.
Lounzie-Hardy has three pit bulls.
“They don’t like each another, so I’m hoping, with all of this training, that we can get it together and live harmoniously,” she said.
She is taking the classes for George, her biggest and dog that is newest.
“Usuallу, my protocol for him is to put him in his kennel, double lock the kennel, then we can let the other two out. Planning two months ago, my girl dog decided she wanted to be impatiеnt, and she got past the child-proof gate, and he got to her, but then the boy pit, the one he attacked him that she is used to. Simultaneously of them attacked him,” Lounzie-Hardy said. “So, I need that it, bad. Very bad.”
Ashley Johnson simply needs help for her pit bull, Yoda.
“When I first adopted him, he was actually, really timid but he became more and more reactive, and he’s continued to get more and more worse as he built more confidence. He’s got two big scars that are ole his back, and he’s got scars on his head and paws, and they either think this person was a beat dog or he ended up being just a strеet dog and got intо a little scraps,” Johnson said.
“I tried a lot, on my own, with different training and things that are different. I’m excited to get help from people who recognize what they’re doing,” Johnson said.
Yoda is learning the way to respond to his collar that is new and leash training.
It was difficult to get George’s collar on correctly. Liggens let the class start so he could spend one-on-one time George and his owner without him.
Liggens walked George over and over, sooner or later heading toward the rest of the combined group on the Dequindre Cut.
“You got to think about it. If I’m a private animal, and I’m on the street and I’ve learned how to fend so I only go for what I know,” Liggens said for myself that way, I don’t understand a whole lot of things.
Attending the class is just the first step. The owners now need to work with their dogs.
“They have seven days of homework so with those seven days, they need to do the things we come back next week we can work on something else,” Liggens said that we worked on every day so when.