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'Blue Mountain State' Star

I'm Training ATTACK DOGS!!!

10/14/2011 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The guy who plays the stud linebacker on "Blue Mountain State" got his ass kicked by 3 attack dogs yesterday ... and he couldn't have been happier about it.

Alan Ritchson ... along with 3 AWESOME doggies ... hit an L.A. park for some intense attack dog training -- and Alan played the role of human chew toy.

Alan says he got into attack dog training a few years ago ... insisting it's become an obsession -- and judging by the INSANE footage ... it's also one hell of a workout.

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Bodacious    

First, Ron Paul 2012

1104 days ago
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KD    

fyi...these dogs are not German Shepherds. They are Belgian Malinois, which are bred in Europe primarily to compete in sporting trials. But in the US they are also most commonly used today by police departments and armed forces in lieu of the german breeds due to health issues and endurance for use as working dog for personal protection, detection, police work, and search and rescue. They are amazing smart and sweet dogs, but need lots and lots of attention and exercise.

1104 days ago
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kelli    

He's hot. Love Thad on BMS he's hillarious

1104 days ago
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jenn    

what a sweet guy (re: sam's legal problems) and what a bada$$ (re: dog training) :)

1104 days ago
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sk    

Wait...he's in a PUBLIC PARK? With untrained ATTACK DOGS? Dude, that's just irresponsible...

1104 days ago
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Krs    

Its NOT irresponsible! It is dog sport- Schutzhund, bite work is only 1 of 3 phases- dogs trained this well are safer than the majority of dogs the public encounters every day.

1104 days ago
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jenn    

@sk: you moron - they're TRAINED dogs who know how to attack & release on COMMAND.

1104 days ago
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KE    

Hey, TMZ...it is Schutzhund, not attack dog training. I do it as well. When ignorance makes comments like "attack dog training", it gives our sport a more negative stigma.

1104 days ago
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Kaffee    

FYI--Training attack dogs to bite padded clothing is old school. It just trains the dog to pull clothing off the bad guy. Saw it on TV that they now train the dog to attack the person, not his clothing.

1104 days ago
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Holmgren    

FYI he was on Season 3 of American Idol. I thought he looked so familiar when he was on Smallville. http://youtube.com/watch?v=JkTRHDpv9Rw

1104 days ago
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anon2008    

Three large "attack" dogs off-leash in a public park? What an idiot! I hope someone calls the cops next time.

The Los Angeles Municipal Code states:
Sec. 53.06. No person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any animal, except cats which are not in heat or season, shall cause, permit or allow the animal to stray, run, or in any manner to be at large in or upon any public street, sidewalk or park, except as otherwise expressly provided in section 63.44 of this Code, or in the bed of the Los Angeles River or upon any unenclosed lot or land.
Sec. 53.06.02. (a) Every person owning or having charge, care, custody or control of any dog shall keep such dog exclusively upon his own premises provided, however, that such dog may be off such premises if it be under the control of a competent person and restrained by a substantial chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length, or under the control of a competent person on a dog exercise or training area established pursuant to section 633.44 of this Code.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, every violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as an infraction as follows:
1. Upon a first conviction, by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25).
2. Upon a second conviction, and the offense occurred within one year of a prior violation of this section which resulted in a conviction, by a fine of forty-five dollars ($45)
3. Upon a third or subsequent conviction, and the offense occurred within one year of a prior violation of this section which resulted in a second or subsequent conviction, by a fine of sixty-five dollars ($65)

1103 days ago

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