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Preventing ‘avoidable’ dog attacks on livestock

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By Georgina Mills

Almost a quarter of dog owners have reported their dogs have chased livestock or other animals, new research from the RSPCA has found.

Of these dog owners, just under a third had sought help for this behaviour.

The findings came from the RSPCA’s #DogKind campaign, which surveyed over 3000 dog owners to find out how in tune they were with the needs of their dogs.

The unwanted behaviours most commonly reported by dog owners were avoidance behaviour in response to loud noises (38 …

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