We understand that this is a very worrying time, we hope we can help you feel a little more prepared for the impending XL Bully ban.

Here are some useful links for the exemption process:

Government XL Bully Definition

Government XL Bully Certificate of Exemption Application

Certificate of Exemption Application Fee Payment Portal (You will need to do this before applying for a certificate of exemption)

Dogs Trust Companion Club (This includes third party liability insurance for banned breeds which you will need for the exemption certificate)

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You will receive free resources from our welfare experts to help you can your dog prepare for the ban and reassure you that your dog can live a perfectly happy and fulfilled life under the new restrictions. Topics covered will include:

  • Definition explanation
  • Intro to muzzles
  • Muzzle training
  • Loose lead walking
  • Longline skills
  • Neutering advice
  • Insurance advice
  • Body language
  • Enrichment inside and outside of the home

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