Owning a dog is a massive responsibility. As a dog owner you are legally required to care for your pet. You have to make sure it gets enough food, water, shelter and exercise. Dog owners are also required to ensure their dog receives proper care and attention. You need to keep your dog under control at all times and have to ensure it isn’t causing problems for anyone else.
You need to:
There are five freedoms for animals that are internationally recognised, following these will help you to be a good dog owner.
Ensure your dog has:
- proper and sufficient food and water
- adequate shelter
- the opportunity to display normal patterns of behaviour
- protection from, and rapid diagnosis of, any significant injury or disease
- and is handled in a way that minimises the likelihood of unreasonable or unnecessary pain or distress