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Birdman View Drop Down

Joined: 14/July/2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 2
  Quote Birdman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Guard dog query
    Posted: 14/July/2017 at 12:36
Just wanting understand my responsibilities according to the law to make I'm covered.

I have a dog that I'm confident would do an intruder some serious physical damage if they entered our home or yard.

What do I need to do as a citizen to ensure that I am not liable should an intruder come on our property and sustain physical damage?
I don't have any intention of using the dog as a weapon but if somebody is stupid enough to attempt to burgle our home and the dog does what it does naturally I don't want to be liable for anything.
Where do I sit with the law and how can I cover myself against legal liability in the case of a stupid criminal venturing where they shouldn't?

DoogleMcFroogle View Drop Down
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Joined: 09/July/2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 139
  Quote DoogleMcFroogle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/July/2017 at 10:00
Check with your council. Might just be one of those " Beware of Dog " signs

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