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Children 'fear' family pets

Nearly two thirds of children have admitted being scared of family pets, according to a new report by veterinary charity PDSA.

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Dogs displaying 'problem behaviour'

Owners who fail to socialise and obedience-train dogs at an early stage are fuelling "frightening" levels of problem behaviour in their pets, according to the report.

Children should be taught at school how to be good owners in the face of research showing "fundamental" gaps in knowledge about animal welfare, the PDSA said.

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