This does not sit well with me. It's quite obvious this dog doesn't want to go into that water... but they put him in anyway. with all the things they can do with computers - I mean..did they really have to get this dog into the water like that? There are a MILLION German sheperds that like to swim and like water... find one of those instead of scaring this guy from water even more. Just sucks cuz I really wanted to see this movie too.... now, not so much.
"A Dog's Purpose" is a movie about how much we love dogs. TMZ posted a video yesterday of crew members trying to force a German shepherd into a tank of turbulent water, totally against his will. They finally do get him in, but he goes under . . . and has to be rescued as the director yells cut.
It's not clear if going under was part of the plan. But the studio says everything's cool and there was no abuse.
I guess the PETA folks are not buying it.