Page 10 of 12 FirstFirst ... 89101112 LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 114

Thread: Federal Government Agrees to Raise Uniform Bans Nationally

  1. #91
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    Would a vet's certification be more equitable?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  2. #92
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    That's why all this is city centric and will never be viable. Many people with many dogs are even more isolated to these things that Di is.
    So very very true.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  3. #93

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Would a vet's certification be more equitable?
    I would think a vet would be a competent person to test obedience/temperament - in the case where no behaviourist is available. There could also be the power for councils to provide exemptions on a case by case basis i.e people in remote area's.

  4. #94
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    There are 600 farms just around the small town I am in. That would put one hell of a strain on councils.

    Scratch that, it is 600 people on farms. Not sure of farm numbers.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  5. #95
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,291

    Default

    I was only suggesting the behaviourist in case of a nuisance or dangerous dog.

    I agree there would probably need to be different rules for rural areas.

  6. #96
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,291

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I was suggesting two different things. Owners needing to do a responsible dog ownership course to get a license and then an obedience test to be able to register a dog - and i think this test should be done by a qualified dog behaviourist.

    As for nuisance dogs - council ranger inspects living conditions upon complaint(not sure how else you can control that)

    As for dangerous dogs - i think current requirements are adequate for dogs that are actually dangerous
    I like it. Maybe for people who can prove they have had dogs registered in their name before, you could have a test instead. But if you have never had a dog registered in your name, the course could be compulsory.

  7. #97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    There are 600 farms just around the small town I am in. That would put one hell of a strain on councils.

    Scratch that, it is 600 people on farms. Not sure of farm numbers.
    so Di, what do you suggest?

  8. #98
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    I don't think any one plan will fit all.
    I do feel that it needs to be more on the people owning dogs than bans on dog breeds.
    There will always be people like me who will slip through the cracks so an OK by a behaviourist will not always be feasible. A vet's OK though would work for most.

    I feel ALL dogs should be registered, yep, including working dogs, including mine.
    I feel that would give a fuller picture. I can put mine on a pet register..one off..for life.
    Costs less if they are desexed.
    My 3 females are microchipped and desexed but my male is not, just microchipped.
    That is due in part to my laziness, wanting him to get to full maturity and there is no way he can impregnate any bitch.

    I really have no idea beyond that what would be a fair for all legislation if there is such a thing..

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

  9. #99
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I would think a vet would be a competent person to test obedience/temperament - in the case where no behaviourist is available. There could also be the power for councils to provide exemptions on a case by case basis i.e people in remote area's.
    I don't agree with the vets knowing about behaviour/temp testing. Having done the vet behaviour road with my newfie when she was really bad. The three different vets i went to see were no help at all. Different if you end up with a Robert Holmes type vet, but even though the vets i saw and paid for were from large practises, they were no help. One even suggested PTS, that was the behaviourist vet. I think just general Dog Trainers would be better for the average dog and Behaviourist and Behaviour dog trainers for problem dogs.
    I have travelled the road with a problem dog and it is often very hard to find help in the Country (Rural areas).....I have had to do a lot of training myself in the Cities (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra). Did courses, workshops, seminars. Because like people said there is not much in the country rural areas.
    So if there are no people to help with problem dogs, that means there are no people to assess dogs.

    I think this is just a very difficult problem...Hard to find a solution.

    It will probably have to be that you are severely fined if your dog has done something (really too late) or assessed when reported.
    Pets are forever

  10. #100
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    423

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Interesting point ... hmmmm
    If it comes in that dogs must pass a temp test I would think a few dog owners would get together and hold a temp testing day if a number of people threw in it would not cost much to get a trainer out to country areas to test a heap of dogs together.

    We will be be doing this from next year on regardless what the GVT brings in, and offering for others to come along instead of just keeping it private as we have in the past, a couple of kennels/ owners can combine and offer the public to share the service in most cases this would work well.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •