The test would follow a similar guideline to that of a driving license theory test.
A theory test should be neccessary to obtain a dog license.
That's the view of dog behaviourist, Nanci Creedon, who made the proposal to an Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture yesterday.
The test would follow a similar guideline to that of a driving license theory test, and a report on the suggestion is due to be complied shortly.
Fianna Fáil member of the committee, Westmeath's Paul Daly, says legislation is needed to prevent dog attacks:
Dog Trainer with K9 Care, Grooming and Training in Tullamore, Derek Nevin says the idea has merit, but training should be encouraged:
A working group on Dog Control was set up by the Minister for Agriculture earlier this month, following a serious dog attack on a young boy in Wexford at the end of last year.
9-year-old Alejandro Miszan suffered life-changing injuries while out playing near his home in Enniscorthy last November.
Principal Officer at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Paul Geraghty, says tougher penalties are planned for breeders and owners who break the law: