Midway K9 Academy / OnPoint K9 / SCAM
[update 7/29/2015: 10 Consumer Complaints filed with the Attorney General’s office]
[update 7/29/2015: Provided 5 articles of proof from 5 individuals to the IRS on Form 3949A for 2015 as fraud for misrepresentation of income and failure to pay taxes on income]
[update 7/29/2015: Conference call with Deputy Attorney General and Consumer Affairs associate for Moss County]
[update 7/29/2015: Our Google Ad is now appearing ]
[update 7/24/2015: current address found. please contact to provide to your lawyers for those involved. ** Rodgers Road Moss, TN 3857]
Please note: As a result of poor reviews Midway K9 Academy has removed “reviews” from their Facebook. In addition Jason Hanley has removed Midway K9 Academy as his employer on Facebook.
This notice should serve as a warning to anyone that is in the process or considering doing business with Jason Hanley / Midway K9 Academy. In an attempt to ensure I can not be held liable for slander – I will keep this very factual backed up by attached documents, images, and conversations. I will leave my personal feelings out of it. My motivation for creating this page is to possibly save you from the being deceived and ripped off by Jason Hanley and Midway K9 Academy. I will also provide separate links to reports that have been filed elsewhere of similar experiences.
In March of 2015 I received a response from Jason Hanley representing Midway K9 Academy out of Rock Island Tennessee regarding an inquiry I posted on a Working Dogs group on Facebook. I was in search of a German Shepherd that could be utilized as a future personal protection dog.
Jason responded to my inquiry with 2 dogs that he felt would be ideal. Here is his message unedited:
“I have two male gsd’s one is 18 months, the other is 20 months old. Started in tracking, obedience, and protection, very social dogs with great temperaments, drives, and full calm grips, both have been raised with children and have been x-rayed, hips and elbows. $6,000 a piece, Narcotic work could be done for a additional fee.”
Jason and I continued to exchange messages over the course of a week while I negotiated travel, pick up, and return of the dog. On March 13th – all contracts were signed and I transferred the $6,000.00 requested for the dog to Jason. Please note: In 12 years this was the first wire transfer that I had ever completed to a person rather than an organization or LLC. This was the first sign of something unusual to me.
Shortly after sending the wire transfer I received this message confirming he received the wire transfer:
On 3/26/2015 I arrived in Tennessee to pick up the dog. We arranged a time to meet up at which time I was introduced to the dog. The was in fact very social, friendly, and appeared to be confident as Jason had mentioned in our conversations. I was impressed with the first impression of the dog. I had arranged my travel for 2 days in Tennessee to spend time working with the dog and Jason. Soon after arriving, we did some ob work and the dog was flawless, again as promised by Jason.
Things began to shift as we started to do bite work. I have never seen a dog that has bite work training see a sleeve and not light up — on this day I did. He was very non reactive to the sleeve, in fact he would not bite the sleeve. Jason assumed it was because he was tired. After receiving a phone call he said he had some things to take care of and recommended I take the dog back to the hotel.
I left towards the hotel and knew immediately something was wrong. I instantly felt this fear that I was being ripped off. However, due to never being ripped off by anyone in the dog world I did my best to assume positive intentions.
The dog to this day has never lit up. He refuses to chase a ball. He refuses to bite a sleeve. He hides from the agitation whip. He has literally 0 prey drive. He is unable to be trained in any capacity as a working dog. In fact, he is the worst working dog I have ever seen. Incredible family dog.
I communicated this to Jason almost immediately.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Jason’s response was to take the dog back and work on him:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I did not entertain the offer because I had enough reputable people already evaluate the dog. He was not retrainable and I was not going to waste any more time and energy in attempting to make a dog something that he wasn’t.
I had officially been ripped off. The dog world is small — no one would purposely do what Jason had just done… would they?
Then I searched the internet (should have done this to begin with):
[more can be provided]
I had been ripped off.
We have retained one of the best attorneys in his county to file a lawsuit against Jason Hanley. (Since Midway K9 is not even a registered company). We have also filed a complaint with the Tennessee Attorney Generals office, the BBB, and ripoff reports.com. Over 12 people have reached out to us regarding similar business practices, we will all be submitting affidavits to the AG office. In addition, if you have had similar experiences we ask that you provide them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information so we can share them here. Also so that we are able to contact you to join the class action lawsuit again Jason Hanley. You will be asked to complete a affidavit required by Tennessee. That is all, no cost to you, as any cost incurred will be paid for by Jason Hanley or his personal assets from forfeiture.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]