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The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (CNEA) gives us the power to tackle irresponsible dog ownership and has replaced the legislation for dog fouling.
The 5 Dog Control Orders (DCOs) are:
The council has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Dog Control Orders.
It is an offence to fail to clean up after your dog on all land that the public has access to.
You cannot take your dog into areas where they are specifically prohibited. This will include children's play areas, or spaces with signage indicating that dogs are prohibited.
This order requires dogs to be kept on leads at all times.
See the dogs on leads order.
This order gives authorised officers the power to ask for a dog to be put on a lead in situations where they are not under the appropriate control of their owner or where they are causing damage or acting aggressively towards other dogs or park users.
Under this order no one may walk more than 6 dogs by themselves at one time