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VLCT Member - Dog Control Webinar

Recorded: 7/23/21

Whether they’re running at large or nipping the neighbors, dogs can get into all sorts of trouble, resulting in complaints to local officials. In this live online webinar you'll learn how to draft effective dog control ordinances, conduct fair hearings, and ensure proper enforcement. Materials from the session including the recording link, the slide decks, Q&A from the session and relevant resources will be provided upon receipt of payment. Please do not distribute.

Part I - Dog Control Laws: Effective Ordinances and “Vicious Dog” Hearings Overview  

Join us for a review of effective ordinances and “vicious dog” hearings. We’ll cover he elements of MAC’s Model Dog Control Ordinance, the details of effective local regulations, and the requirements of “vicious dog” hearings. You will also leave with helpful resources you can use to assist you with local animal control issues. Live Q&A. 
Speaker: Susan Senning, Staff Attorney I, VLCT Municipal Assistance Center  

Part 2 - Dog Control Violations & Proper Enforcement   

Trevor Whipple, VLCT-PACIF Law Enforcement Consultant and former Chief of Police, will give you an overview of effective and responsible oversight of dog control and violation enforcement. He will also cover the basics of ordinance enforcement in the Judicial Bureau and answer your questions during a live Q&A. 
Speaker: Trevor Whipple, VLCT-PACIF Law Enforcement Consultant

Recorded sessions reflect current applications of the law at the time of the recording. For more current information on your roles and responsibilities and for access to our models, info sheets, and FAQS, please refer to our MAC Topics Pages.Once you submit your order an invoice will be mailed to your organization. The downloadable materials, including the webinar recording and handouts from the session, will be emailed to you on receipt of payment. Please note: if you attended, or registered and paid for the live session, you have free unlimited access to these materials for one year. Email us at if you need access restored to the session materials.

This page will expire on July 23, 2022, or before if the law or other information changes.