Here is a bright idea. How about we include the cost of dog training sessions into dog registration fees!
“Dog behavioural expert and Australian Veterinary Association spokeswoman Doctor Kersti Seksel said she supported mandatory training because dogs that were taught “good manners” were less likely to offend.
Almost 60 per cent of more than 1400 respondents to an adelaidenow survey yesterday said dog training should be compulsory.
A further 21 per cent said training should be mandatory for specified breeds.
Respondents also resoundingly blamed either the owner or circumstance for attacks, not the animal.”
You would never let an untrained amateur handle a firearm or drive a car. So why is the dog any different!