Consultation over dogs bill

Today marks the start of a public consultation process for the Control of Dogs Bill.

RSPCA welcomes dogs bill consultation

Dog owners in Wales could be forced to attend training classes if their pets are considered out of control.

It's just one of the proposals put forward by the Welsh Government who've launched a public consultation on their Control of Dogs Bill, which is aimed at encouraging more responsible god ownership.

Steve Carter, the RSPCA's National Director for Wales welcomes the Bill.

Minister: Proposed dogs law will help reduce attacks

Whilst the majority of dogs are kept under control and do not represent a risk to the public, dog attacks are on the increase, and children and animals, including guide dogs, are often the victims.

The Welsh Government is determined to do more to protect Welsh communities and this draft Bill is a key step towards making that happen.

Our proposals focus on early intervention when a dog is out of control and involve close working with dog owners to improve their dog’s behaviour. We believe that by using legislation we can make a significant difference to the incidents of dog attacks in Wales.

– John Griffiths AM, Environment Minister

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Public consultation over Control of Dogs Bill

Dog owners in Wales could be forced to attend good behaviour training classes if their pets are considered out of control under proposals being put forward by the Welsh Government.

The plans are part of the draft Control of Dogs Bill, which is being launched today.

The measures aim to put laws in place which will ensure more responsible dog ownership.

The draft consultation is being launched by the Environment Minister, John Griffiths.