The welfare of companion animals and owners reponsibilities are defined by law.
Legislation has been enacted covering 'dangerous dogs' and the responsibilities of the owners.
Disputes between dog owners and neighbours concerning barking or disruptive dogs is becoming more common.
Issues regarding the safe handling of animals, can result in claims by employees against their employer which, can result, in litigation.
Common problems include noise, dog bites/aggression, issues of safe handling of animals, behavioural assessment of the animal(s) concerned, etc.