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Freedom of information request response - 05305

FOI request

FOI ID number
05305
Regarding
Licensed Animal Establishments and Professional Dog Walkers
Request
  1. Council
  2. Name of officer completing the questionnaire
  3. Job title
  4. Do you undertake animal establishment inspections yourself as a local authority, or do you commission services from another authority?
  5. In 2017, how many licences did you issue to the following establishments?
    • Kennels
    • Catteries
    • Combined kennel & cattery
    • Home boarders
    • Doggy daycare/creches
    • Petshops
  6. Can you split the pet shop licences between high street pet retailers and private dwellings?
  7. If you answered yes to Q6, please provide figures
  8. Do you ‘license’ or ask for some sort of registration from professional dog walkers operating in your local authority?
  9. If you license dog walkers, how many licences did you issue in 2017?
  10. What is the maximum number of dogs professional dog walkers in your area can walk?
  11. Do you use criteria or guidelines that you expect licensed or registered dog walkers in your area to comply with?         
    • Local Authority own version
    • DEFRA Dog Code
    • Other (please specify)
  12. Do you have any other stipulations for dog walkers before they are licensed or registered?
    • City & Guilds Level 2 in Dog Walking
    • Other dog walking courses
    • Canine first-aid course
    • Insurance
    • Other (please specify)
  13. How much do you charge for a dog walking licence?

Our response

Response
  1.  Council – Eden District Council
  2. Name of officer completing the questionnaire – Emma Brass
  3. Job title – Principal Environmental Health Officer
  4. Do you undertake animal establishment inspections yourself as a local authority, or do you commission services from another authority? Undertaken by environmental health officers of Eden District Council
  5. In 2017, how many licences did you issue to the following establishments?
    • Kennels - 4
    • Catteries - 1
    • Combined kennel & cattery - 6
    • Home boarders - 8
    • Doggy daycare/creches - 0
    • Pet shops - 3
  6. Can you split the pet shop licences between high street pet retailers and private dwellings? - Yes
  7. If you answered yes to Q6, please provide figures – High Street Pet Retailers – 3   Private Dwellings - 0
  8. Do you ‘license’ or ask for some sort of registration from professional dog walkers operating in your local authority? – Not at the current time
  9. If you license dog walkers, how many licences did you issue in 2017? – n/a
  10. What is the maximum number of dogs professional dog walkers in your area can walk? – n/a
  11. Do you use criteria or guidelines that you expect licensed or registered dog walkers in your area to comply with?  – n/a        
    • Local Authority own version
    • DEFRA Dog Code
    • Other (please specify)
  12. Do you have any other stipulations for dog walkers before they are licensed or registered? – n/a
    • City & Guilds Level 2 in Dog Walking
    • Other dog walking courses
    • Canine first-aid course
    • Insurance
    • Other (please specify)
  13. How much do you charge for a dog walking licence? – n/a
Response date
17 May 2018