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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Information for dog walkers

info for dog walkers

Whether it's a stroll in the park or a stride around the block, Stockton-on-Tees has some great spaces for you to walk your furry friend.

 

Dog fouling

Our parks and public areas are very popular with families and walkers, which is why it is important that these areas are kept free from dog foul and litter.

Dog fouling is not only unpleasant it is a dangerous health risk.

It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog foul left by their dog. Failure to clean up after your dog is an offence. Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 authorised Council Officers can issue a £50 fixed penalty notice to anyone that is seen to allow their dog to foul in a public place and not clean up after it. Failure to pay the fixed penalty will generally result in prosecution that may lead to the offender being fined up to £1,000.

Remember to always take a poop scoop bag out with you whenever you are walking your dog. It is never an acceptable excuse to forget to take a bag with you and not clean up after your pet.

                              Report dog fouling and dog waste bin problems online                            

 

Dog control areas

It's important that we balance the needs of all park users, for example, some people are nervous of dogs. It's for this reason you might come across designated dog control areas in some of our parks.

The following parks have introduced dog control areas. Please see each leaflet for further information.

Please ensure that you and your dog comply when in the respective area.