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Top tips for dog owners

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The following points need to be remembered by all dog owners to ensure they abide by the law, and keep their local community clean and safe:

  • Plastic fantastic: Always carry a plastic bag so you can pick up your dog’s mess. You can use any plastic bag to put your dog's mess in​​.
  • Bag it and bin it:  Dispose of tightly tied poo bags in a dog poop bin, any public litter bin or your municipal refuse bin at home. Hanging poo bags on tree branches is a littering offence and fines are enforceable.
  • No sign, no excuse: If there is no sign to prohibit dog fouling, it doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You must pick up after your dog wherever it does its mess - sign or no sign, bin or no bin.
  • Garden training: If you have a garden, train your dog to do its mess there and make sure you clean up and put it in your refuse bin straight away. Never put animal mess in your garden bin.
  • Never let your dog to go out to do its mess alone.
  • Don’t rely on the rain to wash dog mess way: This isn't an excuse we'll accept for you not to pick it up.
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