Nassau County legislators on Monday will hold a news conference in Oceanside to propose state legislation to create a license for dog obedience training.
The proposal comes after a video surfaced earlier this month that shows a pit bull in a crate cowering and yelping as he appears to be poked aggressively at a dog-training facility, officials said in a news release.
Speakers at the 11 a.m. event at 32 Murray Dr. include state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), Assemb.-elect Missy Miller (R-Atlantic Beach) and Gary Rogers, the head of the Nassau County SPCA, and Tommy Marrone, an Oceanside resident who on Dec. 9 posted the video on his Facebook page.
Rogers, who said the SPCA is investigating the incident in the video, said the dog was being poked by Brian DeMartino, 44, who owns NYDogWorks, a board-away dog training facility in Oceanside.
DeMartino did not return calls for comment.