Guidance for dog walkers

5. Dog fouling on a right of way

In certain areas it is an offence to leave dog foul on a public right of way where there is a bylaw in force, or on an area designated under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. It could also be a common law nuisance or a civil wrong against the landowner. Some District Councils have a dog warden who can give further advice.

Please report any issues with dog fouling to the appropriate district or borough council.

Please also see the Countryside Code.

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