DANGEROUS DOG ACT SECTION 3
Many dog owners are unaware that the Dangerous Dog Act concerns their dog as most people think it only refers to banned breeds such as Pit Bull type. This is simply not true as the law covers all breeds.
Section 3 makes it a CRIMINAL OFFENCE for any dog of any breed from Chihuahua to Great Dane to be dangerously out of control in a public place and the offence is committed both whoever was in charge of the dog and also the owner even if the owner was not there at the time.
The law defines “dangerously out of control” as "any occasion on which there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that a dog will injure any person". In plain English this means that the dog does not actually have to bite someone to be called out of control. If the person thinks the dog may injure them and is frightened then this is breaking the law. So you may have a dangerous dog without realising it.
DANGEROUS DOG ACT SECTION 3 CHANGED IN 2014
In 2014 the law was amended and now includes private property which is both the front and back garden and the home. The law was changed so that Postmen or anybody delivering or calling to their home is protected. Even now over 40 Postmen are bitten every week.
This puts a huge responsibility on dog owners as they may have a dangerous dog in the eyes of the law and it applies to anybody coming into your garden or your home. This could be a neighbour or a child and the only possible exception is if it’s a burglar or trespasser but this only applies to your home not the garden.
STOPPING BAD BEHAVIOUR
Leeds Dog School specialise in stopping bad behaviour which can result in you having a dangerous dog:
A CLIENT'S DOG BEFORE & AFTER TRAINING
SOME OF OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS
Rob came round with relatively short notice. We have just introduced a new 9 week old puppy into the house, who just wanted to be all over our older dog. After a short period of time, Rob taught us some new techniques for helping to set some new rules for the puppy and the difference has already been massive. We will be calling on Rob again, when we are able to take the dog out in public.Thanks again, RossRoss Nadin 11 Dec 2018
Just had our first session, so impressed with how it has gone! The hour started with our 6 month old GSD ripping a hole in Rob's jumper and ended with a calm puppy. Just successfully mopped the living room floor with a spectator rather than "helper". Looking forward to the next session. Thanks so much!Freya Shaw 20 Nov 2018
I contacted Leeds Dog School for help in controlling our Labrador's incessant and aggressive barking at anyone who comes to the house. It had reached the point where my own mother has stopped visiting because of the din my dog makes. Rob came out and showed us a very simple technique which worked immediately and is easy for the whole family to implement and commit to. I would recommend Leeds Dog School for any of your dog's issues that need putting right.Leach Ann-Marie 19 Nov 2018
Had our first session today with Rob. It's not rocket science what you learn, it's sensible and practice lessons in dog behaviour. We love our 2 year old black Labrador, but he runs rings around us, and we are too soft. Not anymore, Rob has show us how to gain control and correct Finley. So we have less stress with our dog. Looking forward to the next session.Tracey Oliver 30 Oct 2018
Rob came to our house to help us with our 5 year old Doberman. In less than 15 minutes he had stopped her barking when people came to the door. We've seen a massive improvement in her behaviour already since he came and can't wait for him to come back to help us tackle her response to joggers, cyclists, etc.Pat Mangion 14 Oct 2018
Saw Rob yesterday for the first time. On the phone I was advised that it would take one short lesson to get my Miniature Schnauzer to become obedient. Naturally, I thought 'yeah, right!'. The main problems were him barking at people who were walking past the garden and barking at other dogs and people on walks. Rob sorted these issues with ease.....how wrong was I!Phillip Barnard 03 Oct 2018
Brilliant time spent with Rob who has helped make a massive difference with our cockerpoo puppy Reggie - who can be pretty bonkers at times. Rob sorted issues we were having with him straight away! It was amazing how obidiant Reggie became so quickly. Rob was really lovely, and worth every penny!! I would hugely recommend Rob and the Leeds Dog School.Megan Howard 23 Sep 2018
We met Rob today with our very difficult rescue Saluki. Rob was positive and reassuring and we saw an immediate improvement with Casper. We know there is work to continue with but we are confident that we have made that elusive, important first step. Would wholeheartedly recommend Robs' services to anyone struggling with an aggressive dog.James Parry 04 Sep 2018