Man posing as dog trainer stealing dogs. His name is James Randal Whitten and he has many aliases. He is wanted in eastern North Carolina and elsewhere. He claims to do board and train, takes the owners money, then steals their dogs and sells them. Victims in this are many, the original owners who trusted this man, the dogs, and the new owners who are heartbroken when their dogs are given back to their original families. This is a terrible scam. Please share this far and wide so he is caught. Yet another reason to make sure you hire a reputable dog trainer!!!!! Please be careful. Dont drop your dog off to someone you found on craigslist or on the internet!
Reading through this article, I couldnt help but feel sad for not just the people whose dogs were stolen, but also for the poor little shepherd puppy at the bottom who is wearing both a prong collar AND an ecollar of some sort. One more reason to choose a certified trainer!