Exhausted German Shepherd Wants Off Treadmill, Angry Trainer Swings Dog In Air

What 51-year-old Cheryl A. Rochleau of Holliston, Massachusetts, calls “excessive” treatment of a German Shepherd in her care others call animal abuse.

Rochleau is a dog trainer at the Holliston Meadows Pet Resort but is currently on suspension due to the allegations against her stemming from this case.

Although the incident occurred over two years ago, cellphone footage recorded by a former employee of the resort has surfaced.

In the 36-second video, Rochleau walks the 8-month-old dog on a treadmill.

Although the animal is clearly exhausted and tries to get off the device, Rochleau grabs him by the excess skin near his hind legs and pulls him back on the treadmill.

She picks the dog up with her own leg and forces him back on.

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Warning: The actual video of the abuse is below. Please be aware this material shows the act of abuse. 

Once the dog tried to get off, the woman became abusive. She picked him up off the ground by his leash and “whirls the dog on the leash in a half circle with all (its) paws fully off the ground,” according to the police report.

When police questioned the woman, she said she remembered the dog, named Scout. She felt she did right by the dog, so police showed her the video and asked if she would want her own dog treated that way. Rochleau replied, “Probably not…I think it was excessive.’”

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The former employee who shot the video was questioned and admitted being afraid to report it for fear of being fired.

The family who owned Scout at the time reported the dog had a limp upon returning home from the resort.

Rochleau is charged with one count of animal cruelty and a hearing will be held soon. We are glad the dog is no longer in her care.

Warning: The actual video of the abuse is below. Please be aware this material shows the act of abuse. 

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1) Akita

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