The National Association of Dog Obedience
Instructors, Inc. (NADOI) strongly opposes breed specific legislation
which targets or discriminates against certain dogs based only on
their breed or appearance. Such laws are unfair because they
assume that a dog may be dangerous simply because of breed.
In fact, it is almost always the behavior of the owners of these
dogs which makes them a danger to others.
Since 1965, NADOI has worked to help
people train their dogs to be well behaved. Also, NADOI educates
dog owners about their responsibility not only to their dogs but
to their communities. Ordinances against dangerous dogs,
unattended and loose dogs, nuisance barking, and other
objectionable dog behaviors should be enacted and aggressively
enforced. These laws, unlike breed specific laws, force all
dog owners to be responsible for the behavior of their dogs.
Approved by the Board of Directors, June
For additional information, please visit
the sites below:
International Association of Canine
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
National Animal Interest
American Dog Owners Association
- does not have a position statement but does have a legislative
National Canine Research Council