This one-day intensive training programme provides expert legal guidance to dog wardens on the scope of their duties and powers. It will also give them the skills to identify prosecutable cases, undertake lawful investigation and prepare a file for successful prosecution.
Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility for dog control under multiple Acts, regulations and bye-laws. Under these pieces of legislation, Local Authorities appoints Dog Wardens who have many powers including the power to impose fines and the power to prosecute. Despite these powers fines, enforcement and convictions rates are still relatively low compared to the amount of dog related complaints received.
Legislation covered in this training programme include:
Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013
Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010
Control of Dogs Act 1986-2010
Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and relevant bye laws
This training day will provide:
It is also the role of the Dog Warden to educate the public about their role and legal responsibilities as pet owners. This might involve them visiting local schools to try and educate the children about the responsibilities involved in owning a pet.
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03/11/2023 09:30 - 16:30
Community Warden, Meath County Council
The day was brilliantly done, excellent knowledge of all topics and questions asked were answered with minimal effort.
Interactive and friendly throughout. Would highly recommend this course. Notes were clear and concise and all information was relevant to our jobs. Thank you so much.
Judy is La Touche Training’s lead investigation trainer and regularly works with our wide client base including Government Agencies, Regulatory Bodies, Local Authorities, Commercial Clients and Law...Read Bio