The wife and I thought we were about to have a nice Saturday morning of fishing the Salcha when all that came to a halt. With only one other truck (and a family camping) on the gravel bar we proceeded to fish. My wife was fishing close to this campsite where a military guy and his daughter were fishing. This guy had a dog with him (in a bright orange float vest) and started to yell at this dog for everything he did from sniffing the ground to not walking or sitting where it should. Unknown to me as I was fishing further away, my wife witnessed this idiot punching/slapping the dog for disobeying. When I walked back over to where she was standing, she was obviously upset with what she had been seeing. As I was tying on a new lure, this guy physically put the dog to the ground, slamming its head down with both hands. At that point my wife went over and gave him an earful. The coward could only say it was a "working dog' and to leave his campsite as he had kids with him. He was military but would not identify himself when I asked. At this point we walked away before it got ugly. At least the poor dog didnít get hit again that morning. If you know this clown, ask him why he beats his dog? Is that acceptable for a working (hunting) dog? Hmmm, didn't anyone learn anything from Michael Vick? Anyway, without totally profiling or identifying this fool, he drives a blue F250 pick-up truck, is military, and talks with a strong southern drawl. Tell him we don't abuse our dogs here in Alaska. Maybe in the moonshine woods they do, but not here! Shame on this jerk for hurting an innocent animal. I'm sure they'll be a hundred country folk defending this fool, but that dog was abused an cowered at this guy..he had been beat down that bad..and we saw it. Shame shame shame. Would have called the cops but had no phone..lucky for him! He has been reported to animal control though!