A viral video posted Tuesday captured the disturbing moments when dog trainer Manuel Golden of Tycal K9 brutalized a young Malinois puppy while under his care and direction:
In the video, Golden is seen attempting to train the puppy, before becoming frustrated, lifting him into the air by the collar, and violently slamming him down onto the concrete floor below.
The video, posted to Facebook by dog breeder Kayla Gibson, was accompanied by allegations that Golden had taken a puppy from one of her litters, essentially held it ransom, and then refused to return or feed it.
It appears that Golden responded to this post, confirming that he would not feed the pup.
The breeder alleges in a later post that the puppy taken from the dog sitter has yet to be recovered, may be deceased, and details allegations of inhumane, crowded, and unsanitary conditions in Tycal K9’s kennel, stating:
“Since making the post I’ve had quite of few people reach out to me privately with their own stories. I’ve had another person reach out to tell me Musa is dead, but I have not received any proof of if he is alive or dead. So to the people who claim to know where Musa is and what condition he is in, could you please give me proof as I have been distraught over hearing he is dead. What I have received proof of how disgusting the back of his facility is. In the photos attached, I was told that their is a dog in every single crate you see, including the plastic ones. I was told about a procedure they call “Code Red” When the fire marshal shows up the employees knows what role they have to do and to not allow them in the back. I was told that TyCal only has 12 kennel runs but keeps 100+ dogs in the facility. Also to clear up some question; I am the breeder of Musa, he is not my pup. Musa is owned by a veteran who is dealing with this from the court perspective (to get Musa back through the courts will take months- I went to social media because I believe we can as a community get things done faster and I don’t want Musa in his hands a second longer). The police are telling us because the pet sitter will not admit to the threats from Manuel(she is on his payroll as well) it is a civil matter and that it has to go through the courts. To anyone who has any proof about Musa please reach out. It’s hard to believe he is alive when I’ve had two people tell me he is not and had Manuel tell me himself he would not be feeding him.”
Dog trainer Jesse Cortez also shared the video to Instagram, stating:
Manuel Golden is the registered owner of Tycal K9, as well as Tycal K9 Quencher, a dubious-looking product marketed as a “canine energy drink” and hydration aid, with an equally dubious-looking website.
Golden is also listed as owning DogMoney, a company purporting to sell dog collars, duffle bags, and backpacks.
He is a self-proclaimed “celebrity dog trainer”, boasting celebrity clients which include NBA and reality TV stars:
Whose methods include shattering the rear of a puppy for….reasons. The power of God?
According to a post made to the Arcola Police Department’s Facebook page on January 12, 2021, police are aware of the incident and it is currently under investigation.
“The Arcola Police Department is aware of this video of the puppy and has an open investigation. If you have any information regarding this video please contact the Arcola Police Department at 281.431.5205 or the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office at 281.341.4460.”