Dog control orders

What are dog control orders?

East Northamptonshire Council has implemented four dog control orders, these are:

  • failing to remove dog faeces
  • not keeping a dog on a lead
  • not putting, and keeping, a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer
  • allowing a dog onto land from which dogs are excluded

For more information on controlling your dog in public please see the GOV.UK website

What types of land are covered by dog control orders?

  • land such as playgrounds/play areas, which are used by children;
  • where dogs could affect the enjoyment of others using an area of land, such as a park that is used by people to enjoy a picnic; Where there is a history of dogs spoiling the enjoyment of other users of a particular area of land;
  • sports fields where organised sporting events take place on a regular basis.
  • any land, which is open to the air (on at least one side and that remains open to the air at all times) that the public are entitled to have access to within the District is automatically subjected to the removal of dog faeces and the putting and keeping a dog on a lead dog control orders when directed to do so by an authorised officer control orders.

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