and your dog
As the Kennel Club rightly points
out, owning a dog brings a great deal of enjoyment but also
carries with it a series of responsibilities.
If owners are not aware of these
responsibilities then communities can grow to dislike the
dogs in their areas and anti-dog attitudes can develop.
up after your dog
- Owners will be prosecuted if they allow
their dog to foul and do not clear it up in designated
areas (Dog Fouling of the Land Act 1996).
- Cleaning up after your dog is one of
the key areas of responsibilities for dog owners, especially
when in public spaces. You can face considerable fines
if you don't.
- Carry poop scoop bags with you at all
times. Simply keep a plastic bag in your pocket when out
the Control of Dogs Order 1992 you must ensure your dog
wears a collar and tag stating your name and address
- Microchipping your pet and registering
it will give you the peace of mind should your dog stray
away from home.
- Schemes such as the Kennel Club's Good
Citizen Dog Scheme are a great way to start training for
dogs of any age. Concentrating primarily on the everyday
situations facing owners such as walking to heel, barking,
vehicle travel and feeding, the programme helps owners
to develop an understanding of the needs of the dog and
how to maintain authority. For more information visit
Real Food for Dogs
Burns Product range has varieties to suit dogs of all ages.
Based on the natural goodness of brown rice, with battery-free
chicken, ocean fish, free-range duck or New Zealand Lamb &
Venison as a source of quality meat - naturally preserved
and free of colours and flavourings
Below are a series of articles
which may be of interest to dog owners
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