Monthly Archives: February 2012
Did You Know (Chewing Gum)
As a dog walker there is nothing more annoying than people who spit chewing gum out onto the pavement, I spend a lot of time on my walks fishing chewing gum out of puppies and other dogs mouths. Chewing gum contains a substance call Xylitol which is highly toxic and lethal to dogs, its not a joke, google it! Chewing Gum can also become lodged in your dogs throat and cause choking or even block up the intestines which could also kill them. Chewing gum is a real threat to dogs and you must do everything you can to keep chewing gum away from your dog as it is a serious risk their life.
Did You Know (Dog Fouling)
Places where you have to clean up:
Public places e.g.
- Canal towpaths
- School playing fields
Places where you do not have to clean up
- Agricultural land
- Moor or heath
- Private gardens – but you must make sure that you do not allow droppings to create a ‘statutory nuisance’ and your dog must not stray into your neighbour’s garden
- Roads – where the land is adjacent to roads with a speed limit of more than 40 miles per hour
- Rural common land
Registered blind people in charge of a dog do not need to clean up (but any other person exercising a guide dog must clean up).
It is an offence to fail to remove dog faeces deposited by a dog under your control.
If you are issued with a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling, you have 14 days to pay the £80 penalty.
If no payment is received (or you disagree with the notice) you will be issued a summons (so you will have to appear atMagistrates Court).
If found guilty, you could be fined up to £1,000 for each offence.