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Dog Law Webinars by Dog Law Ltd.

I don’t know about you, every time I do any sort of research into animal/dog law and regulations there always seem to be new developments, updates and tweaks. If researching legislations has taught me anything it’s that it’s not the most exciting thing to do in an evening let alone getting your head around them.

One of the first individuals I had the pleasure of interviewing on my website was Trevor Cooper who is a solicitor that specialises in dog law. He works full time for Dogs Trust and in his free time he hosts seminars across the country on the law involving dogs with Dog Law Ltd.

Dog Law has recently developed new ‘webinars’ that focus on many aspects of the law on dogs from Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Animal Welfare Act 2006 to the Dogs Act 1871. Trevor also focuses on ‘New Developments’ that have been happening recently, most notably on the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Here is a taste of what to expect;

Personally I couldn’t recommend them more, for those lucky enough to see Trevor in action he never fails to impress and the same thing goes for these webinars. It is essential for professionals who work in  the dog world from dog show handlers to police officers.

For more information visit www.doglaw.tv which also features dog training videos by dog trainer, behaviourist and writer Carolyn Menteith which is also recommended! 

 

Back from Holiday & Interview Update

70cf815790eeb06dd5eda39017e78f05It’s been two weeks since my last blog which feels rather odd as I like to at least post once a week but this time I have an excuse! I was in Cornwall for just over a week for a well earned rest, the first time I’ve ever been to the stunning county and I wasn’t disappointed.

The first thing I noticed apart from the stunning coastline was just how dog friendly these places are. I could easily sit on a bench with a Cornish pasty and watch dogs running, chasing and throwing themselves into the sea all day.

Anyway! Now I’m back I’m delighted to say that I have a new interview coming up.

Duncan is also currently a dog handler in the West Yorkshire police - here he is with police dog Tia
Duncan is also currently a dog handler in the West Yorkshire Police – here he is with police dog Tia

This time I interview Duncan Matthews, Honorary Secretary and Trustee of  Fireside K9, a newly formed charity that helps and supports retired police dogs live in comfort and safety for the latter part of their lives. It made me think about the amazing work these dogs so but quite often people overlook what happens to them in later life so I decided to get some more insight into this charity.

I also spoke to newly formed Patron, Sky News presenter and founding member, Kay Burley about how delighted she was to get this opportunity.

So stay tuned and the interview will be out in the next few days!

 

UPDATE – Interview can be found HERE


Compulsory Microchipping! Good move or a knee-jerk reaction?

20171_PetLog_logoAs some of you may know, microchipping legislation will be coming into place in England on the 6th of April 2016 (Wales a year earlier). I wrote a blog post a while back promoting the use of microchipping by giving some scary yet interesting statistics provided by Petlog.

Do I agree with this legislation, though? Yes and no.

What makes me feel slightly uneasy is the MPs who think solving this problem involves putting this legislation forward and to this date, they haven’t specified any details whatsoever on how they will monetise it, monitor it or even regulate it. All we know is that it’s coming and we must comply. Continue reading Compulsory Microchipping! Good move or a knee-jerk reaction?