Bill to Protect Dogs and Pets from Unqualified Trainers Approves California State Council Committee

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SACRAMENTO, California (KGO) – A bill inspired by a series of 7 Your Party stories about dead or seriously injured dogs has overcome its first hurdle in the California State Assembly today.

There are no qualifications or requirements for anyone to call themselves a dog trainer … and that has had deadly consequences. A bill drafted by Congressman Adrin Nazarian (Val D – San Fernando) would offer some protections to pet families looking to hire a trainer.

“Absolutely shocking, it ruined our trip. It really happened,” Jane Creswell said in tears in 2018.

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So she reacted after learning that her beloved poodle Kenzie had been assaulted while being cared for by a dog trainer.

The second dog, Dolly, also owned by Creswell and who left with this trainer, died last summer after a similar incident.

“I’m sorry,” Lauren Meyers said through tears. “I think it’s pretty minimal. I don’t think we’ll get it back.

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That’s what he told 7 On Your Side earlier this year about his dog Thor, after his dog trainer abandoned him and never returned him.

Creswell and Myers testified by telephone today before the Assembly’s Business and Professions Committee.

They support the 1901 Contracts Bill, which requires dog trainers to disclose their training techniques.

Trainers will also be asked to draw up a training plan and indicate if their training company has already had a civil ruling against it.

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They must also disclose any certification or training they have received to train the dog.

Deputy Nazarian explains why he introduced the bill.

“Many dog ​​owners, dog owners, have been negatively affected by the fact that their trainers did not have the skills or qualifications to train,” he said.

Emotions remain raw for Creswell.

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“There is no justice for Kenzie, who was murdered in an apartment, and no justice for Dolly,” Creswell said.

“I think if this bill were introduced, we wouldn’t be using the exercise machines we’re used to,” Myers said.

The bill was moved out of the Business and Professions Commission and into the Credits Commission. 7 At your side will update you.

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