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Restricted breed dogs in Victoria

Domestic Animals Amendment (Restricted Breed Dogs) Bill 2017 The Domestic Animals Amendment (Restricted Breed Dogs) Bill 2017 has been introduced to parliament. This Bill has been introduced to: *           allow the registration of restricted breed dogs in Victoria *           clarify the dangerous dog status of guard dogs when retired to a residential premises *           increase the payments […]

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Codes of Practice Dog Training Establishments Victoria

Code of Practice for the Operation of Dog Training Establishments Bureau of Animal Welfare, Attwood May 2002 1. Introduction This Code of Practice is made under the provisions of Section 59 of Division 4 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994(“the Act”). The purpose of the Code is to specify the minimum standards of accommodation, management and […]

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Correction Collars Are OK

By: Basil Theofanides These training aids are also known as choker chains, slip chains, slip collars. They have been around for years but in recent years many purely positive or food trainers have frowned on their use citing “cruel and punishing for dogs”. Like any training aid or method, correction collars have their place in […]

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Food for thought!

By Michael Tucker Published in VIC DOG September 2006 The wide use of food as a reward in dog training continues to increase. BUT have people really stopped to think what they are doing? It might look easy to many when they see their dogs respond to come when called to a food treat held […]

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