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Dogs and the Law Certificate
The dog law course contains information about the most up to date legislation relating to dogs.
It has specifically been designed for Animal Welfare Officers, Dog Wardens, Environmental Health Officers and those working in the canine behaviour and welfare sectors, to enable them to understand the legislation and advise the public accordingly.
Continued Professional Development
This course counts for 20 hours CPD
Current laws and how they relate to the dogs in your care
Module 1 of the dog law course studies the Dangerous Dogs Act and the Animal Welfare Act and how these relate to dogs and those caring for dogs in a variety of environments.
Dog ownership responsibilities
Learn about the law and dog ownership responsibilities. Subjects covered in this module include: Dogs and trespassing, stray dogs, dogs and livestock/game, dog walking and bye-laws.
The field of animal law has drawn considerable interest during the past few decades. Human-animal interactions cause conflicts on an individual, local, national and international level and are increasingly subject to legal regulation. The domestic dog has been man’s best friend and most loyal companion since antiquity. With a population spanning more than 500 million worldwide, dogs are the second most popular companion animal (after cats) on a global scale. Dogs play multiple roles in our society; they are our beloved pets and companions and guard our homes from intruders; they provide their valuable services to the police and the military; they are used for guarding livestock; they are displayed in shows and take part in sports. Not all dogs are owned however; many dogs are stray, abandoned or in shelters. Others are used in experiments or illegal sports such as fighting. Since dogs are so deeply integrated into our human society, the need for a set of laws that will not only protect them from harm, but also promote their welfare, is imperative. At the same time, legislation needs to provide a framework that will protect people from dogs. This course has the aim of providing information about the most up to date legislation relating to dogs in the UK and it also has the aim of promoting dog welfare, responsible dog ownership and public safety. This course is of relevance to anyone working or volunteering with dogs, particularly Animal Welfare Officers, Dog Wardens, Environmental Health Officers and it is also of interest to dog owners.
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