Dogs Trust strongly supports the concept of responsible dog ownership and undertakes significant effort to encourage dog owners to be responsible. We offer help to owners by means such as our campaigns, outreach and education work. We also work with local authorities to aid them to provide for the needs of their dog owning residents and to aid them encourage responsible dog ownership.
Everything you need to know about how to be a responsible dog owner, from poop scooping to microchipping can be found in the factsheets below.
- Bag it & Bin it!
All dogs do it. And all owners should pick up after their dogs. Information on poop and why you need to scoop it!
- Responsible Dog Ownership
It’s not all fun and games! Here’s information on the responsibilities that apply to every dog owner.
- Neutering questions and answers
Why neutering may be the kindest thing you’ll do for your dog (and thousands of others!)
- What to do if you’ve lost or found a dog
Don’t panic! Here’s who to contact and the steps to take towards finding your dog and getting him home. Or, if you find a dog, here's what to do!
Although by law all dogs must wear a collar with the owners name and address on it, what happens if your dog loses his collar if he gets lost or strays? Microchipping gives you the peace of mind that comes with permanent identification.
- Do you have time for a dog if you have a full-time job?
Do you want a dog but work full-time? Dogs need attention, companionship, love and plenty of time for training, play and exercise - or they may become very unhappy and unmanageable. Is it fair to adopt a dog if your lifestyle cannot provide the time that a dog needs? Here's some advice to help you decide.
- Halloween Safety tips
At all times of the year it is important to be aware of your dogs environment to ensure his safety. This is especially important around festival times such as Halloween when there are even more items around that can endanger your dog. Here are some tips to consider.
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