According to the Daily Telegraph reported on the 25 November "More than half the dogs killed after being seized by police have not harmed anyone, new figures have revealed - prompting calls for urgent reform of the legislation.....The figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, have prompted animal welfare charities to denounce the Dangerous Dogs Act as a blunt instrument which allows police to seize and destroy dogs simply because they belong to a banned breed, not because they have done anything wrong."

According to the report MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have called for a review of current laws and that the Government should concentrate on educating dog owners as well as imposing tougher sanctions for offenders.The Committee also said some legal breeds can pose just as much a danger as illegal ones.

It's quite clear the problem is with the owners as virtually everybody knows and not with the dog. Properly trained and with proper training of the owner, the problem of "dangerous dogs" could be drastically reduced.

Leeds Dog School train on 1-2-1 basis with the owner at their home or on a walk precisely because it's much more effective and allows us to train the owner to control the dog. Stopping bad behaviour by the dog is essential and in our view more important than any other form of training.