What seems to be unrealized in some comments here is this:
" ...Once the dog was resuscitated, the owner took him to the vet. It was later found out Sugar has Cardiomyopathy."
It was not discovered until after this incident. For me to think that some people here would simply let their dog dog die to avoid simplying "delaying the inevitable," kind of disturbs me.IMO.
I think the difference is that some people on here have a lot of experience with Dobermans and DCM so that the picture was pretty clear to them. With their experience and history in the breed they just know. Having lived through it is painful and watching it I am certain would bring all those emotions back.
Now add this to it. If one of the dogs you are closely associated with could be considered one of the greatest producers in the history of the DPCA, but instead is remembered by many for this terrible disease and passing that on to its prodigy; I think that could color anyone's perspective..
Having said all that, I agree with you. I have actually attended a seminar with Ron Pace years ago and had a pretty positive perception of him.
To me he seemed to honestly care about the dogs and handlers and want the best for them.
Ron saw a dog in trouble and an owner in distress
He acted and tried to do something to help
And he was successful
That should be seen as a good thing.
At no point in that video do you see the woman asking him to stop. She wants him to help her dog.
As RFR pointed out - it is her dog and her decision to make.
The last I heard the dog is doing well on the medication.
You are right, they did not know what the problem was. Now they do and have a chance to treat the dog and value every day with him. She might get an extra year she might not. She has had him almost an extra week at this point. Who am I to say how much extra time with her dog makes it worth it?
I am happy for her that Ron was there and able to help her. She has both answers and extra time with her dog that she seems to be grateful for.
And as you say; it brought attention to canine CPR.... these are all good things