Our poll showed that around two thirds of you believed that the
'means to pick up' measures were not appropriate having considered
some of the potential issues of this approach. When commenting on
this question a number of people mentioned that they thought this
would be unenforceable because of how vague the guidelines are for
what an acceptable 'means to pick up' is and also the ability of
local authorities to police this restriction.
While the Kennel Club is in favour of reasonable approaches to
encourage people to pick up after their dog, we question whether
these measures will do anything to tackle persistent offenders, who
should be the focus of local authority enforcement.
KC Dog will continue to work with local authorities to try and
ensure that the restrictions introduced are balanced and effective
in targeting the irresponsible minority who don't pick up after