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

IntroductionPublic Space Protection Orders - Dog controlMore information

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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 and enforce legislation to promote responsible dog ownership.

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

Public Space Protection Orders - Dog control

Somerset has parks, open spaces and beaches which welcome dogs, but there are some restrictions. These can be found on Public Spaces Protection Orders.

The orders cover the following dog controls within Somerset:

  • Exclusion of dogs from land
  • Fouling of land by dogs and the removal of dog faeces
  • Dogs only permitted on land if kept on lead

More information

You can read more on our website:

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

Last reviewed: May 24, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: November 24, 2024

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