Managing dog aggression in the community was among the hot topics debated at the Australian Institute of Animal Management conference in Penrith last week.
ABC journalist Ellen Fanning moderated a panel discussion between veterinarians, animal behaviourists, Animal Welfare League representatives and council rangers on Breed Specific Legislation, which was introduced in 2006.
Council rangers, vets, animal welfare and animal management officers argue the law doesn't work because any dog, regardless of their breed, can be dangerous.
"Preventing or reducing dog attacks and protecting the public from dangerous dogs is a high priority for council," Penrith mayor Mark Davies said.
"Hopefully investigations into this issue and robust discussions at the conference will get us one step closer to addressing the issue of dangerous dogs."
Penrith Council will hold 2013 traineeship information sessions next month.
Since 2000 the council's 12-month traineeship program has given more than 470 school leavers and others the opportunity to gain skills, on-the-job experience and a nationally recognised qualification.
A childcare and hospitality information session will be held on November 8, 6pm-7pm, and a business administration, information technology and sport and recreation session will be held on November 9, 6pm-7pm.
All sessions will be held at the Civic Centre.
Details: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or Danielle Brennan, 4732 8212.