As I was drinking my now-cold cappuccino at my local coffee shop early in the morning, an email notification popped up on the bottom right hand corner of my screen. An invitation to Parliament to discuss the rise in dog theft across the UK. Despite my initial excitement at the thought of going to Parliament, my heart sank a little at the prospect that dog theft has now become a national concern.
Oh I almost forgot! While the website was under construction I was approached by Pooch & Company and Animal Wellness Magazine to do guest blogs on their website, naturally I said yes. One is on an outlook on Dog Law and the other is about being a leader through positive training.
Here are some links and a taste of what they’re about;
Be a Leader Through Positive Training – Animal Wellness Magazine
“Dog Training! In my experience as a dog trainer, many of the people I work with have assumed that solving behavioural problems between a dog and a family is as easy as a one time visit from a dog trainer or behaviourist. Unfortunately it’s not; it would make my job a lot easier if it was the case! In my experience, it’s not just about training the dog but the owner as well.
Being an effective leader is essential – the dog needs to understand that you and your family are in charge. Every second you spend with your dog it is taking in vital information; you want to make things as clear to the dog as possible. Behavioural problems in most cases stem from the misleading behaviour from the owner and family. It’s not about being aggressive or domineering, but simply letting the dog know that it doesn’t have to stress about protecting it’s family….”
Dog Law – How does it affect you as a pet owner? – Pooch & Co
My name is Mark Walden, I blog about current dog related issues and until recently, I ran a boarding kennels, cattery and rehoming centre in the wilds of Hampshire. In may though, I became acquainted with Trevor Cooper, the UK’s leading specialist in ‘Dog Law’. Since then I have assisted Trevor in running his esteemed ‘Dog Law’ seminars all over the country which have been attended by pet owners, businesses and councils alike. I must say that despite being a seasoned dog owner, I found them to be both fascinating and shocking.
So,what is ‘dog law’?
The moment I mention Dog Law to others, I often get a funny response. Some laugh at the thought, some are intrigued, while others look at it as utter nonsense, and I can see why. ‘You mean dogs have laws??’
So we have two completely different topics, I hope you enjoy them!
Welcome to Part 2 of the opinions regarding compulsory microchipping!
As I state in my last article I was amazed at the overwhelming amount of responses I’ve received the last few days.
The reason I wanted to bring this out and ask the public was to help bring awareness that the idea of microchipping is one which virtually all dog owners agree on. However when you look at the mechanics of the proposed legislation, well, there aren’t any! If it continues like this, it will have no effect. I want owners to be aware of this and voice their opinion.
Here I list some of those responses;