There are too many dogs in shelters and dogs being destroyed because they can’t be given a home, and there’s too much dog shit on paths. No one in Britain should be able to have a dog, or walk a dog, unless they have a license. Getting a license should involve having to attend a course on responsible dog ownership, and pass an exam. Everyone with a license should have regular home inspections to ensure that a safe environment is provided for the dog and that the dogs aren’t a risk to children or adults. A dog owners tax should be introduced to fund the above. Anyone caught owning/walking a dog without a license should have the dog taken away until a fine is paid. Cash rewards should be introduced for any honest citizen that provides the details of an illegally owned dog.