There is always someone that takes everything at least one step too far.
Dogs have not been given any “rights” as far as I can see (if they were we’d be fining Cypriots for not walking them or tying them up for weeks on end)
What we have seen is that those people who have dogs are allowed to take them out and “exercise” them as a matter of convenience and hygiene.
You can teach a kid to use a toilet, dogs are a bit more problematic. Most kids don’t pee up against lamp posts or dump on grass verges and I think they don’t really want to either.