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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: agilitysaints on February 04, 2014, 09:50:38 AM

Title: setting tunnels--SAD
Post by: agilitysaints on February 04, 2014, 09:50:38 AM
http://youtu.be/MwSdCCHhWB8 (http://youtu.be/MwSdCCHhWB8)
I found this video on the UKC site I was shocked that putting the straps in the wrong place on tunnels could kill a dog. You can see in the video where the straps were and the poor dog went in and never came out. Just such a shame.
RAY
Title: Re: setting tunnels--SAD
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 04, 2014, 10:21:03 AM
http://youtu.be/MwSdCCHhWB8 (http://youtu.be/MwSdCCHhWB8)
I found this video on the UKC site I was shocked that putting the straps in the wrong place on tunnels could kill a dog. You can see in the video where the straps were and the poor dog went in and never came out. Just such a shame.
RAY

Actually, the autopsy showed that the dog had a massive heart failure which is what killed the dog, not the tunnel straps.

But one should always be aware that the straps do not crunch the tunnel down and so injury won't ever happen.  It is also important to never put bags "on a turn" of a tunnel...... the bags should be before the turn or after the turn to minimize injury.

The tunnel bags should be strapped over the ribs of the tunnel, not between the ribs, which allows the tunnels to be squished down.

Because the tunnel bags were squished down on that tunnel, many made the assumption that the dog hit the top of the inside of the tunnel and the compression of the neck killed the dog, but it was actually heart failure.  One wonders if the dog wasn't so totally amped over the top if maybe his heart wouldn't have given out either.

A very sad outcome for this dog and his junior handler at an international event.

Sharon
Title: Re: setting tunnels--SAD
Post by: agilitysaints on February 04, 2014, 10:35:06 AM
Thanks for clearing this up.
It is still sad but makes me feel better.
RAY