Dog law exemption for trespassers

Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous laws if their pet attacks someone in their home – even if the “intruder” is doing a good turn.

Ministers say dogs cannot be expected to “ascertain the intentions” of those entering a property before reacting.

The clarification comes in response to MPs who are scrutinising proposals to update the law in England and Wales.

The government plans to extend to cover dog attacks in homes.

It is currently updating the controversial 1991 .

At present, the act covers only attacks by dogs in public places and private areas where animals are banned from being – such as a neighbour's garden or a park.

‘Malign intent'

The change would extend the scope of the law to enable a prosecution to be brought against anyone whose dog injures someone, or acts aggressively, in a private place where they are permitted to be, such as the owner's home.

But dog owners will not be able to be prosecuted if the victim was trespassing in their home.

In a response to MPs on the Environment, – which has made a number of recommendations to ministers – the government rejected the idea of a similar exemption in relation to attacks on people trespassing in gardens or outhouses.

“A child retrieving a ball from a garden, or a neighbour retrieving garden cuttings, should be protected from dog attacks,” officials said.

“Such a distinction

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    • Shelly W
    • September 10, 2013

    Yep I’ve only encountered one malamute in person and he was very chill, but idk if that was because he was a malamute or because he was older >.>

    • September 10, 2013


    • September 10, 2013

    I’m sorry but that white girl wanted to fu ck

    • Kasha Lupul
    • September 10, 2013

    xD well mine is only 9months lol so might be a mal thing xD

    • Manny Cruz
    • September 10, 2013

    Wow. First of all its normal for Huskies to be hyper. Ok. Second, the kid is weak and obviously cannot handle walking an active breed. Third, why is the dog outside all the time? He should be an INSIDE DOG!! My dog sleeps in bed with me. I see him as my son. The Family is stupid.

    • Megan Roche
    • September 10, 2013

    you are wrong! you cannot dictate what this family are doing! If they want their dog to be an outdoor dog then they have every right to do that! The family are clearly doing their best for their dog. Maybe you should do the same instead of giving out about other dog owners online

    • gogman25
    • September 10, 2013

    Way too big of a dog for way too small of a lad. Huskies out of a lot of dogs work a lot on alpha male logic – my husky is as playful as they come but well meaning. If he gets sassy with me, I stop him because I’m strong enough to. This boy isn’t strong enough – when he’s older, but he’s far too young.

    • BLOWxMEx323
    • September 10, 2013

    The kids a moron obviously and so are the parents they had no idea what the husky is capable of huskys are hyper dogs and need u need to walk them for a long time as u see in the beginning they thought the husky was being a bad dog cuz of its behavior but it wasn’t acting bad that’s just how huskys are at 11 months

    • Vioven
    • September 10, 2013

    Bless that child, so willing to work out the problems and so fast on the take. And that dog. Great episode.

    • lilhapa
    • September 10, 2013

    Huskies, like lots of breeds have lots of energy – true. The kid is a kid. He’s being responsible trying to take care of his dog – which is better than a lot of people. Being weak has nothing to do with it – you want the kid to hit the gym? It’s about training and reinforcement. Maybe they want the dog to stay outside. Who are you to tell them where they should keep their pet? Dogs should get outside if anything.

    • nofruitboot
    • September 10, 2013

    the father is an IDIOT!

    • SuperMightywhite
    • September 10, 2013

    I have 3 huskies, all can be as excited as the next husky but they arn’t permanently “hyper” nothing to do with breed, its how they were raised.

    • secondarysetee
    • September 10, 2013

    That is not a dog (breed) for an 11 year old boy …

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