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    Animal Activity Licencing Law

    December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018

Animal Activity Licencing Law

Do you work for, or own a Dog Boarding, Dog Day Care, Dog Kennels or Cattery business?

As you may be aware, from the 1st October 2018 there have been significant changes to the Animal Activity Licencing Regulations.  New Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) will replace a number of different pieces of animal establishment regulations, namely: Boarding Establishments Act 1963, Pet Animals Act 1951, Riding Establishments Act 1968, Dog Breeding Act 1991, Performing Animals Act 1925.

As a result, from 1st October 2018, staff working in Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care, Dog Boarding or Cattery Businesses must have a minimum of an Ofqual regulated level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

Or, to meet the Higher Licencing Standard (and to be able to promote this standard to your customers), a member of staff with a relevant Ofqual regulated Level 3 qualification must be present during the working day.

Career College UK is one of the only Vocational Training Providers in the UK which teach the Nationally Accredited, Ofqual regulated Level 2 and Level 3 in Canine Care and Behaviour, and Level 2 and 3 in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualifications which will meet the standard for this change in legislation.  Both qualifications can be studied online quickly and efficiently, increasing your knowledge of health, welfare and behaviour, as well as receiving a Nationally Accredited, Ofqual regulated qualification to meet the standards required.

For more information on the changes of legislation, guidance can be found on the CFSG website:


Your local council will be contacting licence holders shortly with regards to the changes, but we do recommend contacting them directly should you require more help.

For more information on these courses, please click below:

Dog Behaviour

Feline Care and Behaviour