KC Dog: Protecting Dog Owners' Rights

KC Dog: Ensuring Fair Access for Dog Owners

An introduction to KC Dog

KC Dog was established by the Kennel Club to campaign for fair access for dog walkers to open spaces and is now the UK's largest dog owners group. It now exists to:

• Keep dog owners up to date on proposals to restrict access to open spaces in their locality;
• Work with local authorities, to develop fair solutions to issues that can be caused by dog owners.
• Respond to consultations on proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders

Local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders to impose blanket restrictions on where dog walkers can go with their dog and whether they can let their dogs off lead. For example these restrictions may specify a particular park (or area within the park) where dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, or ban dogs from a beach for specific times of year or all year round. At present there are no equivalent powers available to local authorities in Scotland.

KC Dog report – Out of Order, The Impact of Access Restrictions on Dogs and their Owners

We have recently published a report into the impact of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), and other access restrictions on dog walkers. Highlighting good and bad practice, it contains recommendations for both government and local authorities to reduce the risk of unfair and disproportionate restrictions on responsible dog walkers.

To download the report please click here.

Please click one of the buttons below to direct you to the relevant information.

thekennelclub.org.uk.

Benefits of Joining KC Dog:

  • Opt to receive updates on proposed dog restrictions in your local area.
  • Membership is free.
  • Receive a quarterly e-news highlighting issues, consultations, campaigns, restrictions and much more either on a nationwide scale, or just tailored to your local area.Contact us to ensure we are aware of any proposed dog restrictions in your area to ensure that we can take action (this includes responding to consultations independently as well as contacting local MPs and local media in some cases).

Sign up for free here and help make a difference for dogs. 

Live Consultations

Richmond Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond is 12th April. For more information, please visit this page.

Tandridge District Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond is 27th March. For more information, please visit this page.

North Somerset Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond is 31st March. For more information, please visit this page.

Wellingborough Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead by direction
  • Dog on lead

The deadline to respond is 31st March. For more information, please visit this page.

Sefton Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond is 11th April. For more information, please visit this page.

Recently Closed Consultations

Chichester District Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion

West Dorset Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond is 15th March. For more information, please visit this page.

Rhondda Cyon Taf Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 17th March. For more information, please visit this page.

West Suffolk Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 17th March. For more information, please visit this page:

North Norfolk District Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 3rd March. For more information, please visit this page.

Malvern Hills District Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 26th February. For more information, please visit this page.

Wyre Borough Council has recently closed their PSPO consultation which is asking for views on:

  • Dog access

The deadline to respond was 28th February. For more information, please visit this page.

Slough Borough Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog on lead

The deadline to respond was 13th February. For more information, please visit this page.

Havant Borough Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond was 10th February. For more information, please visit this page.

East Devon District Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog on lead
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond was 31st January. For more information, please visit this page.

Fenland District Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 31st January. For more information, please visit this page.

Ramsey Town has recently closed their byelaws consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 6th February. For more information, please visit this page.

Denbighshire County Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 27th January. For more information, please visit this page.

Fylde Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond was 15th January. For more information, please visit this page.

Gosport Borough Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond was 16th January. For more information, please visit this page.

Surrey Heath Borough Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dog on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Maximum number of dogs

The deadline to respond was 17th January. For more information, please visit this page.

South Somerset District Council recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dogs on lead by direction
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 8th January. For more information, please visit this page.

Cornwall Council has recently closed their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond was 12th January. For more information, please visit this page.

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