Governor Newsom signs first law regulating dog trainers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation inspired by a series of 7 On Your Side Stories about the unregulated dog training industry.

The first law regulating dog trainers requires them to disclose any criminal convictions or civil judgments related to their business.

That could possibly include a case like the one in Bakersfield.

RELATED: Bill to protect canine families and pets from unqualified trainers passes assembly committee

Annie Schreiber, 22, faces 14 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say they found nearly a dozen dead dogs on the dog trainer’s property.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 7th. She has pleaded not guilty.

This is one of nearly half a dozen cases highlighted by 7 On Your Side in recent years, many in the Bay Area.

Check out more stories and videos from Michael Finney and 7 On Your Side.

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