Did you know…….
…. You must have a lead with you at all times, otherwise you could fall foul of the law, if you cannot control your dog.
That’s why owning a doddle means
you always have a lead on your dog.
What the law says is…..
- in a public place
- in a private place, e.g. a neighbour’s house or garden
- in the owner’s home
The law applies to all dogs.
Public Spaces Protection Orders
In public areas with PSPOs, you may have to:
- keep your dog on a lead
- put your dog on a lead if told to by a police officer, police community support officer or someone from the council
- stop your dog going to certain places – like farmland or parts of a park
- limit the number of dogs you have with you (this applies to professional dog walkers too)
- clear up after your dog
PSPOs only apply to public land.
£100 on the spot (a ‘Fixed Penalty Notice’), (up to £1,000 if it goes to court)
You can’t be fined if you’re a registered blind dog owner.