Washington law to end breed-wide bans on 'dangerous' dogs. The legislative bill grants dog owners the choice to avoid this ban if their dog successfully completes the American Kennel Club’s Canine Citizen program or a similar test determined by the city or county. The program tests whether an animal will react aggressively to strangers, being petted, and interacting with other dogs. Local jurisdictions may still enforce breed bans but have to exempt dogs that pass the test.