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Responsible dog ownership

Your Dog Your Responsibility

Guide to buying a puppy

Hot Dogs

Postal Attacks

School and community visits

Other useful sites

Responsible dog owners are aware of how they and their dogs can affect people and the environment around them. 

 Your Dog Your Responsibility

The Your Dog, Your Responsibility Campaign was created to remind dog owners across the district of their responsibilities when it comes to looking after the family pooch.

It highlights issues such as:

Please read our pdf icon Campaign Leaflet [154kb] which gives advice on how to be a responsible dog owner.

Guide to buying a puppy

When buying a puppy there are mainly points to consider to ensure you choose the right dog suitable for your home, way of life, family circumstance and financial position. Please read our pdf icon Guide to buying a puppy [222kb] leaflet for further information. You may want to look on the following websites for more detailed advice.

Hot Dogs

Remember your dog's welfare this summer.

Never leave a dog in a car on a warm day.

As the temperature outside sours so does the temperature inside your car, even with the windows down it could turn into a coffin.  220C outside could mean 470C inside your car.

Call the police if you see a dog inside a car on a hot or warm day.

For more information see the Kennel Clubs leaflet 'Don't Cook Your Dog'.

Postal Attacks

Postal staff  have reported an increase in dog attacks in the warmer months especially in the summer holidays.  If you have a dog, please follow these simple tips to help Postal Staff deliver mail safely.

School and community visits

The campaign team, made up of council officers and the campaign mascot Scoop, have attended numerous community events and schools. They work with people of all ages to highlight the importance of being a good owner.

If you're running an event or would like the team to speak to your group or school, please contact us on 01623 463185 or 01623 463189.

Other useful sites

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