His comments come after a sheep was killed by a dog in Laois.
It's the responsibility of dog owner's to keep their pets under control, particularly during lambing season, according to the Agriculture Minister.
A sheep was killed in a dog attack in Emo, Laois last week.
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says he and the Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphries are reviewing the legislation surrounding the issue.
He says people can't afford to be complacent with their dogs: