Access for owners and dogs

The Kennel Club monitors and responds to individual public space protection order (PSPO) proposals, which seek to restrict dog access to our public spaces. This page contains advice for dog owners and local authorities.
Dog running in the sea

Advice for dog owners facing restrictions

Unfortunately an irresponsible minority of dog owners have led to an increase in restrictions on dog walkers by local authorities.

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Whippet sat in leaves

Advice for local authorities

As the leading canine authority, local authorities should consider consulting with us before introducing restrictions on dog walkers.

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Puppy beagle laying on floor

Protecting dog owners' rights

The Kennel Club engages with councils to discuss problems and possible solutions to avoid the introduction of restrictions.

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