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Promoting responsible dog ownership by enforcing legislation and providing advice to dog owners


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The main role of a dog warden is dog control. But they are also there to give advice and education to dog owners, when they ask for it.

Wardens enforce legislation to promote responsible dog ownership. They will also provide expert advice to the council’s licensing team on welfare issues for animal establishment that need a licence.

Wardens patrol at times when dogs are likely to be exercised, focussing on specific problems or responding to complaints.

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You can get in touch with a dog warden by sending a message or phone 0300 123 2224.

Last reviewed: November 13, 2023 by Qi

Next review due: May 13, 2024

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