KC Dog for dog owners

Walking your dog in a local park, along a country path or a particular stretch of beach is something most dogs and their owners enjoy every day. But that pleasure should not be taken for granted, even though it is an integral part of being a responsible dog owner.

What you can do before restrictions are introduced

Local authorities must consult and consider the views of their community before introducing any restrictions on dog walkers. Typically they do this via online surveys or inviting comment via email.

Responding to consultations is extremely important and we encourage all potentially affected dog owners to do so. Making your local authority aware of your views and experiences can make the difference between being able to continue to enjoy your favourite dog walks or not.

The Kennel Club is always willing to discuss local authorities proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders with dog walkers from their areas and help find potential solutions to dog related issues they are facing. We can be contacted by email at kcdog@thekennelclub.org.uk or on 020 7518 1020. 

Please download our briefings which can be sent on to local authorities considering any of the measures below:

KC Dog Report ‘Out of Order: The Impact of Access Restrictions on Dogs and their Owners

Guiding Principles for Introducing Public Spaces Protection Orders

Dog fouling

KC Dog Briefing dog fouling (means to pick up)

KC Dog Briefing dog fouling (DNA registers)

KC Dog Briefing dog access, exclusions and dogs on leads

Professional Dog Walkers Code (this is being developed, please contact kcdog@thekennelclub.org.uk for more information)

KC Professional Dog Walkers/Maximum Number of Dogs

KC Dog Briefing equality considerations

KC Dog Briefing signage (this is being developed, please contact kcdog@thekennelclub.org.uk for more information)

For any further information please contact: kcdog@thekennelclub.org.uk or read our report here.

Live Consultations

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

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

For more information, please visit this page. 

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

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

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

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

  • Dog Fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead

The deadline to respond is 23rd February. For more information, please visit this page. 

Cheshire West and Chester Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog Fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead
  • Maximum number of dogs
  • Means to pick up dog poo
  • Dog poo DNA

The deadline to respond is 28th April. For more information, please visit this page.

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

  • Dog Fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead
  • Dog on lead by direction

The deadline to respond is 25th March. For more information, please visit this page. 

Lisburn and Castlereagh District Council has published their Dog Control Order consultation which includes proposals on:

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

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

St Mewan Parish Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which includes proposals on:

  • Dog exclusion

The deadline to respond is 2nd March. For more information, please visit this page. 

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

  • Dog Fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead
  • Dog on lead by direction
  • Means to pick up 

The deadline to respond is 23rd February. For more information, please visit this page. 

 

 

Recently Closed Consultations

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

  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead

The deadline to respond was 19th January. For more information, please visit this page.

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

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

The deadline to respond was 19th January. For more information, please visit this page.

Torfaen County Borough Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead
  • Dog fouling

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

Tunbridge Wells Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog exclusion
  • A new offence requiring dog owners to have the means to pick up
  • Dog fouling

The deadline to respond was 18th December. For more information, please visit this page.

Cannock Chase Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

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

The deadline to respond was 18th December.

Leeds City Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

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

The deadline to respond was 15th December.

Merton Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

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

The deadline to respond was 30th October.

London borough of Newham has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusion
  • Dog on lead
  • Dog on lead by direction
  • Maximum number of dogs walked by one individual

The deadline to respond was 6th November.

Luton Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling
  • Dog on lead

The deadline to respond was 11th December.

Guildford Council has published their Public Spaces Protection Order consultation which included proposals on:

  • Dog fouling

The deadline to respond was 17th November.

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