Responsible Dog Owners
Reproduced with kind permission of Anna Markovina.
The five freedoms...
Your pet and any animal's welfare should be considered in terms of 'five freedoms'.
These freedoms define ideal states rather than standards for acceptable welfare.
Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.
Freedom from Fear and Distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
Being a responsible Owner...
Signing up for the Certificate for Commitment to Responsible Ownership is very simple. Your dog will really appreciate the simple steps you have taken. Please pledge to follow the steps in the following declaration and then sign up for your digital certificate below.
"I am a Responsible Dog Owner and I confirm that I have...
Watched all the videos and read all the documents on the Responsible Ownership Course hosted by Dog Internet Of Things,
Had my dog checked by the Vet within the past 12-months,
Had my dog microchipped,
I understand the Five Freedoms and I will always provide these freedoms for my dog.
I understand that my dog has the right to live a full life. I pledge never to surrender my dog or have it euthanized unless it is terminally ill as advised by a veterinarian.
I pledge to poop-scoop after my dog.