CIDBT 5006 Advanced Dogs and the Law

Course Info

The module is a follow on from the Level 4 Intermediate dog law CIDBT 4107 it designed to enable you to study, research, and learn, in more detail about The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, by having a better understanding about the current legislation relevant to dog law, dog ownership and the responsibilities of having ownership and responsibility regarding the legislation, in particular, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended 1997), and by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ASBCP Act 2014). and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Other relevant legislation connected to dogs will be covered and the advice that you may have to impart to owners, to help them have a better understanding of their responsibility of dog ownership, the welfare needs of the dog, and responsibility in owning dogs. Successful students will build a good understanding of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended 1997) and the Animal Welfare Act and other dog legislation matters.

To enable you to have a better working knowledge of dog law, to enable you to stay within the law when training and advising owners /clients, understanding how not to break the law when doing so, and what to do if you or they find yourself /themselves in a situation having contravened the legislation relating to dogs.

As an instructor as a professional dog trainer both in a class and on a one to one basis, you have a responsibility to ensure that the advice you give to owners /clients is correct and current. That the advice that you do give can relate to strict liability and negligence.

Once you start your research you will see that there are many legal rules made, some by Acts of Parliament and some by case law, which governs people’s responsibilities for various acts done by a dog or owner By understanding these rules and Acts you will be in a better position to apply this legislation and not find yourself in a position of liability unwittingly.

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Course aims Learning outcomes CIDBT 5006
The core outcomes are that after completing the module you will have a better understanding of:

  • Animal welfare Act 2006
  • Animals Act 1971
  • Dangerous Dogs Act 19991 (as amended 1997) ASBCP Act 2014

To achieve these major outcomes you will:

  • Identify and use relevant information sources to increase your knowledge of the subject
  • Research and discuss differences across a range of legislation Rules and Orders relating to dogs
  • Use a reflective approach to understand your own learning requirements and needs of the legislation
  • Select and approach tasks with consideration for the legislation in force
  • Appreciate the ethical considerations that need to be taken into account of when informing a person or group of people about dog legislation
  • Analyse and synthesise information regarding legislation to dogs and dog ownership.
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge in a practical and theoretical context
  • Demonstrate the use of a range of resources as a source of knowledge within the dog legislation domain

The course is delivered in three phases over the Internet.
The syllabus content for this course:

Phase 1 (Home Study) 

  • Research into the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended) 1997
  • Anti-social Crime and Policing Act 2014 (part 7)

Phase 2 (Home Study)

  • Research into the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (dogs)
  • Viewing a case study of a consultation dealing with dangerous dog issue(s)

Phase 3 (Home Study)

  • Viewing a case study of a consultation dealing with dangerous dog issue(s)
  • Interpretation / summary of Dangerous dogs Act 1991 (as amended) 1997
    and ASBCP Act2014
  • Interpretation / summary of Animal Welfare Act 2006

In order to gain the Certificate in ‘Advanced Dogs and the  Law’ you need to complete the three phases shown above and have successfully completed the basic intermediate Dogs and the Law’ course CIDBT 4107

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You have the option to pay all in one go or over the course of 2 months.

Total £485.00


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CIDBT 5006 Advanced Dogs and the Law

Helen McGuirl


“I was looking to change career’s and follow my passion into the dog industry.

I looked at many courses then I found CIBDT. I live up in the North East and these courses where down South. It was one of the best decisions I made and the travel just became part of an exciting journey.

I’ve lost count how many courses I took online and participant in classroom environments and practical workshops. I’ve met fellow students that have gone on to be life long friends.

Education has to be informative and reach everyone on a personal level. The environment has to be friendly, inviting and comfortable. These courses met all this criteria and more.

I’ve gone on to work with rescue’s and dog’s with behaviour struggles from traumatic backgrounds and experiences and writing behaviour modification plan’s for rehabilitation. My confidence grew by choosing these courses with CIBDT giving me the tools to choose my own path in the dog industry and giving me the opportunity to learn and enjoy at the same time.”

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