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What restrictions should there be on owning dogs?

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Conversation Summary

Dogs are probably the most popular pet for people to have. However, owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility, especially with larger aggressive dogs.

When a dog attacks another dog or person most people will blame the owner fo the dog for failing to control it. With this being the case there are often calls for restrictions to be put on who is allowed to own a dog.

Questions

  • Are restrictions necessary?
    • If so, why?
  • What should the restrictions be?
  • Should there be exceptions?
  • How will the restrictions be beneficial?
  • What difficulties could there be to enforce the restrictions?
  • What consequences should there be for people who break the restrictions?

Key Vocabulary

  • Consequence noun
  • Punishment noun
  • Breed noun
  • Criteria noun
  • Owner noun
  • Lead noun
  • Muzzle noun
  • Vicious adjective
  • Forbid verb
  • Fine noun

Additional Exercises

Phrasal Verbs

Think of a sentence using each of the following phrasal verbs relating to this topic

  • Look after 
    example: Many people look after dogs
  • Get away with
  • Come up with
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