Michael Vick Is Attending Dog-Training Classes at PetSmart

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According to USA Today, NFL quarterback and convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is now attending training classes with his new dog. The star QB was seen attending the classes with his Belgian Malinois, Angel, at a New Jersey-area PetSmart store.

This news comes some months after the revelation that Vick adopted a dog after having been convicted of and serving time in prison for his involvement in illegal dog fighting. Many people were angered by this, and registered surprise that Vick is even legally allowed to own a dog or dogs after what he did. Vick released a statement at the time that said:

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet. As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals.

"I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family.

"This is an opportunity to break the cycle. To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."

Tell us what you think about this. Does bringing his dog to these training classes show that Vick has turned over a new leaf? Is caring for and training a dog in the right manner a good way for Vick to make up for what he did? Or should he be prevented from owning a dog ever again? Tell us in the comments section.


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