Dog Law Certificate- £119.99




Dog Law Certificate


With dog bites on the increase and new laws surrounding dogs both in public and in the home, it is becoming more important than ever for every day dog owners, as well as anyone working with dogs in any capacity, to understand the law as it actually relates to us on a practical basis. Knowledge is power and ignorance is no defence in a court of law.

This Dog Law course covers key pieces of legislation in an easy to understand format that explains all of the terminology and gives examples of how these laws relate to us practically as dog owners, dog lovers, rescuers, trainers, behaviourists and other canine professionals.

On completion the student will:

  • Have an understanding of the law relating to welfare, control and any amendments including the highly controversial Breed Specific Legislation, as well as the implications of breaking these laws.
  • Know about how case law affects current cases in this constantly evolving area of law.
  • Will be aware of the responsibilities, restrictions and duties that are placed upon us when we commit to dog ownership, or take responsibility for a dog through our work.

Unit Breakdown:

  • Unit One – The Law Explained & Animals Act 1971
  • Unit Two – Breed Specific Legislation
  • Unit Three – Keeping Dogs under Proper Control
  • Unit Four – Status & Weapons Dogs
  • Unit Five – Dog Welfare Law
  • Unit Six – Travel With Your Dog
  • Unit Seven – Responsible Dog Ownership


This Dog Law course is also available with the Dog Behaviour Diploma as a Combo and the Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma as a Combo.


How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Online Dog Law Course?


This really depends upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies, as well as how easily and quickly you grasp the learning concepts. We recommend that students fully digest and understand the course content before submitting their question paper. We encourage students to do their own additional reading and research to reinforce what they have learned. Each unit comes with a question paper which should be completed and returned to the college by email. You should allow between one and two hours to complete each paper.

The approximate length of time required to complete this online dog law course is 24 hours.

There is a two year time period within which you can complete this online dog law course.


Enrolment Requirements


GCSE level education or equivalent, and a good standard of English language. This course is open to anyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge and understanding of caring for dogs. You do not need any previous canine experience to enrol, and you do not need to be a member of any organisations, clubs or governing bodies.


How Do I Enrol On The Dog Law Course?


You can enrol on the dog law course by buying now through the site, or if you are from an organisation wishing to enrol a member of staff, please contact us for our BACS details.

By enrolling on this course through the website, you agree to our Terms Of Enrolment


  1. Gemma Collins

    Just completed this course and loved every minute of it. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a career with dogs or simply a dog owner who wants to know more about this topic, i learnt so much and submitting assignments was easy and the work was quickly marked and the next unit sent out. I will definatly be doing another course with BCCS.

  2. Lucia Doherty

    Great course, thorough information and encouraged to research further yourself. Lots of things I wasn’t aware of despite working with dogs for 5yrs!

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