What every dog owner needs to know


Sunday 6th October 2024 | Carlisle, Cumbria 10am

This seminar is a wide-ranging mix of legal issues that are important to dog owners, including responsibilities when buying and selling dogs, liability (both civil and criminal) for dogs that harm people and animals and much more.

  • Topics are likely to include:-
  • Civil claims against vets
  • Civil claims against other dog owners
  • Collar + tag
  • Microchipping
  • Contracts to buy and sell dogs
  • Dogs dangerously out of control (Dangerous Dogs Act 1991)
  • Ask Trevor! (ie Q&A)

The seminar is expected to last up to 3 hours. Content is liable to change.

This seminar provides an overview of a wide ranging mix of legal issues that are vitally important for all dog owners, as well as professionals involved in dogs such as dog walkers, groomers, behaviourists, trainers, pet sitters, doggie day care, breeders, home boarders, boarding kennels, vets, vet nurses, dog wardens, PCSOs and Police Officers.

It is presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper who aims to entertain as well as inform. Trevor has specialised in Doglaw for 29 years and is widely regarded as a leading solicitor in England and Wales for this niche area of law in both civil and criminal cases. Trevor started his career in local government and has acted for the prosecution (having been a Principal Solicitor with the Environment Agency for 5 years) as well as the defence – he was also a Magistrate on the North Yorkshire bench. He has also worked extensively with Dogs Trust and Battersea Dogs’ & Cats’ Home. Trevor acts for dog owners, dog related professionals and organisations in both civil and criminal proceedings at Cooper & Co Solicitors covering the whole of England & Wales.

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