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Introduce mandatory licensing scheme for dog walkers

Submitted by Natalie Macfarlane on Saturday 14th January 2023

Published on Wednesday 18th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 18th July 2023

Current Signatures: 123
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Basics ~ Dogging ~ insurance ~ local ~ Lost ~ Mandatory ~ Scheme ~ The Government ~ training ~ Walker

Petition Action

Introduce mandatory licensing scheme for dog walkers

Petition Details

We want the Government to introduce mandatory licensing with a requirement of basic training, for people to operate as dog walkers.

Additional Information

Dog walkers are not regulated nationally. Currently, most dog walkers do not require licensing, insurance, training or experience.

Limits on the number of dogs per walker are inconsistent as set by local authorities, some authorities have no limit.

There have been too many reports of dogs being lost by walkers and of out of control dogs.

We ask that the Government regulate dog walkers by way of mandatory licensing and introduce a licensing criteria to include basic training.


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