A dog trainer from Australia is being dubbed “Cruella DeVille,” the famous villainess from the 101 Dalmatians movie. Dog trainer Jan Kelly agreed to give a family a Swiss Shepherd puppy last year on the agreement the family pay vet costs and teach her obedience.
Katie Clarke signed a contract with Kelly that they would be co-owners of the dog, named Everest. Kelly told the Clarke family she would not be a part of the dog’s life other than sometimes showing her at dog competitions.
However, things changed when Kelly took the pooch to a show and said the animal started acting up. Clarke reports the dog trainer pulled up in front of their house, gave the family show ribbons, and told her the dog has no manners and has not been disciplined enough.
“She got Everest out of the car and as she was doing that she slammed Everest’s head in the cage very hard. Everest just went backwards in shock,” Clarke reported.
The next time the trainer took Everest, she would not give the dog back to the family. She said the dog was admitted to rehab to treat its bad behavior. After weeks of Clarke not returning calls and blocking the family’s attempts to contact her, they received awful news. Kelly gave Everest to a new family. She then took to Facebook.
The dog trainer wrote, “Unfortunately, due to your lack of following instructions and suggestions, Everest went out of control and dominated the family. I’m sorry Issy has suffered because of this but please place the blame on yourself and not her.”
The Clarke family’s 13-year-old daughter, Issy, was reduced to tears because she just wants her dog back. Despite media attempts to connect with the new owners, they have been refused any comment.