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[8 Jan 2016 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Astrid Lowe of Enjoy Your Dog events on Friday 19th May 2017 at Dianthus Building, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3RT
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and …

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[11 Sep 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present this full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Dog and Bone at Dogs Trust, Manchester Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users are demanding protection, behaviourists’ case-loads …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Tony Cruse and Sally Feldt on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the prestigious Writtle College, Lordship Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RS.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present this full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Adopt A Boxer (Scotland) at Crowwood Golf Course, Garnkirk House, Cumbernauld Rd, Carlston, Glasgow G69 9JF on Saturday 19th March 2016.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users are …

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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comments]

The DEFRA draft practitioners’ manual “Tackling irresponsible dog ownership” outlines the measures that can be taken to deal with people and their dogs, introduced and consolidated by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This is the same act that extends the Sec 3 Offence of “dog dangerously out of control” to private places and introduces the offence of “attack on an assistance dog”.
There is a range of measures; starting with the lowest level of behaviour right up to the main offences.
In order of severity we now have available:
Acceptable …

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[20 Feb 2014 | 53 Comments]

It is with horrible irony that whilst the press were reporting another fatal dog attack on a baby, I was in Court all day, explaining why a five year old collie that had never before shown any aggression to anyone, had bitten the face of a two-year-old girl.
I only have press reports to go on, so details are sketchy, but the latest sad death appears to be of a baby from attack by a Malamute that had recently been acquired from unknown provenance. Once again I find myself offering heartfelt …

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[11 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments]

 
Once again we hear of a tragedy in which a human being has lost their life through the actions of a dog. I have the greatest heartfelt sympathy for anyone whose lives are affected by such a traumatic event.  I can only imagine the heartache and sorrow, not to mention the guilt, that one must feel at the loss of a loved one, especially a child.
One should never judge, or even offer an opinion, on individual circumstances without being fully aware the all of the events that led up to …

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[13 Feb 2010 | One Comment]
Dangerous Dogs Act – Is it working?

David joins a panel of invited guests to discuss the Dangerous Dogs Act. If it is working, as the government claims, then why is the number of reported dog bites still rising?

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[3 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Resumé]

As a police officer for thirty-two years David has an extensive knowledge of legal procedure and report writing. He has given evidence in court on countless occasions and is well versed in legal protocol.