If you can't handle your dog, then you should be forced to take 'awareness courses', according to a police expert.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard told MPs in the UK, those who don't complete the course will face tougher penalties.
Chairman of the environment, food and rural affairs committee, Tory Neil Parish, compared the proposed courses to speed awareness courses. "If you're doing 110mph down the motorway you’re not going to go on a speed awareness course, you’re going to have your licence taken away," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. Adding, "If you're doing 32-33mph in a 30 limit, you’ll probably be offered a speed awareness course."
DCC Pritchard further went on to explain these courses should be enforced because people need to be held accountable for their actions. "Owning a dog is a privilege and you have to have the skills and therefore I think you have to pay to acquire those skills," he said....