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Police warn of an increase in dog-related incidents

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Police warn of an increase in dog-related incidents

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Kingsbridge Police have warned that they have been called to an "increase in dog-related incidents including attacks and bites". 

The police posted on Facebook to say that while "some incidents can be accidental, the potential for behavioural problems in dogs increases if they haven’t been trained". 

A spokesperson for Kingsbridge Police said: "While most dog owners are responsible, we would like to remind the public it is a criminal offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to allow a dog to be ‘dangerously out of control’ either in public or private.

"A ‘dangerously out of control’ dog can be defined as a dog that has injured someone, or a dog that a person has grounds to reasonably believe that it may injure somebody.

"Police would like to remind dog owners that if you have concerns over your dog's behaviour or you need training advice there are plenty of dog trainers and charities such as the RSPCA to support you and your dog."

You can find out more about dog training on the RSPCA website www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/dogs/training

 

 

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