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Thread: Federal Government Agrees to Raise Uniform Bans Nationally

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    I still think it would be better to have this sort of regulation in place in cities and have a different system for rural areas than not having it at all. Or as you say, to have the after-the-facts responses only.

    I could be wrong, but I think it is the cities where the problem is more pressing.

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    I agree there seem to be more problems in the city
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    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.
    That is a good idea
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    I would say there will be somany dogs that will fail the temperment test.
    And some of these dogs were born skitish and some got it as they grew.
    I would hate to see some dog not past because it has got a mean streak, but in the its home is totally normal.
    To me this is something that will have to be looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    I would say there will be somany dogs that will fail the temperment test.
    And some of these dogs were born skitish and some got it as they grew.
    I would hate to see some dog not past because it has got a mean streak, but in the its home is totally normal.
    To me this is something that will have to be looked at.
    To me that would mean that the people with those dogs would have to contain that dog in a safe area. So their yard/kennel would have to be checked for being secure.
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    Totally agree, I just hope that these people and I would be thinking these are the elderly would not lose their dogs due to this.

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    As Rid and I discussed before, I would imagine this type of regulation to be phased in if it were ever approved. So maybe it should only apply to people getting new pups/dogs. Maybe they could also have some sort of amnesty before they bring it in. "Register your dogs now because after this date you will need a licence and a training certificate to be able to register them."

    That would mean that it could take up to 15 years for the legislation to cover all dogs and their owners. And we all know that governments do not care much for long-term strategies...

    The other problem is the cost of it all. I think the $150 our dog club charges for membership application and annual fee is well worth a whole year of training courses. But for others the cost may be too high, on top of the cost of desexing and possibly the cost of the dog itself. And financial wealth is not a good indicator for being a responsible dog owner. I've known homeless people who took better care of their dogs than some of the rich people I've met!

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    Yep there is are a lot of problems, whichever path they choose
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    Here is something I could see happening.
    You apply to who ever that you want a dog/puppy.
    You must do some test which will show you have a basic knowledge of the actual bred you have your eyes on. And in this there has to be some general questions on just dog knowledge.
    Now this could be something like you get when these young ones apply for a licence to drive. So this could be a booklet with general knowledge and you have to andswer at least 40 questions right. No missing out on one all 40 is the only way to pass. Then say another 15 questions on breed specific and all these must also be answered right or no pass and both on the same day.
    When you have got all this right then you have to make a booking for a council ranger or what ever they deem to be the one to check out your yard.
    Now this inspection will be on gates and fences. And does it have the right things to house a dog. If not you are given a slip to tell you what youneed to do before being granted a green certificate. ( I like the colour green)
    When all of this is passed then and only then can you go to a breeder and apply to them for a pup. Yes you must prove to the breeder that you have been sanction to be of sound person to own a dog/puppy.
    This is just typed now as I lay in bed with the sorest back I have had in quite a while.
    So if I have missed thing's add it in and maybe we as a forum could send this to those rule makers as a guild line or something.

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    I don't agree with temperament tests being applied to different animals unless there is an issue (you anti BSL people should be right on to this) 9 times out of ten the dog could pass but for some random reason it may fail.

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