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In August 2018, the Regulation of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security, Decree No. 1007, entered into force, which defines an important part of the Law on Responsible Ownership of Pets and Companion Animals.

Chilean Law No. 21,020 and its regulations require that the following breeds, declared as potentially dangerous, meet certain special ownership requirements and must also use a mandatory leash, harness, and muzzle when in public spaces.

The affected breeds and their 1st generation mixes are:

  • Bullmastiff
  • Doberman
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasiliero
  • Pitbull
  • Presa Canario
  • Presa Mallorquín
  • Rottweiler
  • Tosa Inu
Our Position


The IAABC supports safe, humane, and effective training for dogs and their humans.

As an immediate and practical aid, we have developed a Training Manual for all trainers and pet owners. Our Manual summarizes the requirements of the Chilean Law for Responsible Ownership of Pets and Companion Animals and demonstrates, in clear steps, how a competent dog trainer can help dog owners comply with these legal requirements. The Manual includes tutorials and guides on how to train ten basic skills and how to desensitize dogs to wearing a muzzle, harness and other tools humanely and effectively.

Download Training Manual  (.pdf - Spanish Only)

Download, customize and print Training Manual  (.pdf - Spanish Only) 

If you want to print the manual with your logo on the cover, you have to install Acrobat Reader on your computer. Here you can download the free version of the program:

 Below, you will find a selection of very instructive videos with great demonstrative value of what our dogs express with their body language. They also have "opinions" about the other dog they run into during the walk or where on their bodies they might not want to be touched. These videos are a support during training and help to better understand your pet.

Videos (in Spanish or Spanish subtitled)


Video about a short encounter of two dogs - seen in slow motion.

How to acclimate a dog to a muzzle

Tutorial of the training process.

How to acclimate a dog to a harness

Tutorial of the training process..

Canine Body Language

Video about the body language of dogs.

To see the subtitles in Spanish, click on the icon (subtitles/close caption) at the bottom of the video image.

Canine Play Gestures

Video about gestures and play postures of dogs.

To see the subtitles in Spanish, click on the icon (subtitles/close caption) at the bottom of the video image.


Law No. 21,020 regulates:

  1. The obligations and rights of those responsible for pets.
  2. Protect animal health and welfare through responsible tenure.
  3. Protect public health, the safety of people, the environment and protected natural areas, by controlling the population of pets or companion animals.
  4. Liability for damage to persons and property caused by pets or companion animals.

In addition to the obligations of all pet owners to identify their pets and companion animals using a microchip or other permanent identification method and to register with government registries through their municipalities, PPP owners will have the following obligations :

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Register in the registry of Potentially Dangerous Animals. When being in public places, the dog must wear a leash, harness and muzzle and have constant supervision.
  • In your place of residence, keep it in a space behind a safe fence in order to avoid escapes and/or that the specimen may harm people or other animals.
  • Attend, within a period of 6 months from its registration in the registry, at least one talk on responsible ownership given by a competent professional.
  • Participate, together with your dog, in an obedience training course, which will be accredited by means of a certificate issued by the trainer. The training program must be approved by a veterinarian.

Need help registering your dog?

Law No. 21,020 - Frequently asked questions

Law No. 21,020 - Regulations
Tip: To print, once the link is open, choose the "Print PDF" option.

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