Dogs & the Law

Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have, but if we do not provide proper care and welfare for our dogs, or take the time to train them to become well mannered members of society then we will have to accept the consequences of our actions.

Most of the everyday care of our dogs are just common sense, making sure their health is monitered and attended to as soon as anything goes wrong. Keeping their living quarters safe, clean and comfortable and providing proper nutrition. Making sure they are properly socialised and are well mannered. Abiding by the dog laws and keeping your dog under control and equiping them with identity discs and microchips. There can never be an excuse for abuse or neglect. I am just one of millions that you can ask for advice. Insuring your dog is not compulsory, covering your dog for future veterinary fees is sensible, but insuring your dog for third party and public liability is a must.

Please pick up after your dog and set a good example to other dog owners

Our dogs just need guidance from us, we are the responsible ones not the dogs.

Please take time to read the articles below.

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Defra Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (c. 65)

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1991/Ukpga_19910065_en_1.htm

http://www.doglaw.co.uk/legal/dogcontrol.php

New Bill Could Repeal Dangerous Dogs Act

General Dog Law

Here you can find all the information you need regarding UK dog law.

http://www.doglaw.co.uk/legal/dogcontrol.php

It is a legal requirement to have an identity tag on your dog in a public place. It makes sense too, to have your dog re-united to you quickly. It isn't a legal requirement to have your dog micro-chipped in the UK, but sensible. However this will rely on someone scanning your dog to enable it to be returned to you, this may take a number of days, especially if your dog is lost at a weekend when the Dog wardens are off duty. I have used the company below for my dogs tags and was very pleased with their service.

 

 

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