Dog PSPO

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1. New dog controls

We have introduced a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) aimed at reducing irresponsible dog ownership and making Teignbridge an even cleaner and greener place.

You can be fined if your dog is out of control in public or you do not pick up after it.

If you ignore a PSPO you can be fined:

  • £100 on the spot (a fixed penalty notice)
  • up to £1,000 if it goes to court

The rules

From 1 April 2019 you have to:

  • pick up after your dog in public places
  • not walk your dog on some beaches from 1 April to 30 September
  • keep your dog out of areas signed as dog exclusion areas (for example, children’s play parks)
  • keep your dog on a lead in certain areas
  • keep your dog on a lead when walking next to a road, on footpaths next to the road or on cyclepaths
  • where a dog is being a nuisance or annoying to people or other animals, you must put your dog on a lead if asked to do so by a council officer or police officer
  • limit the amount of dogs you have with you to a maximum of six (this applies to professional dog walkers too)
  • you must carry sufficient dog poo bags

Beaches with new PSPO restrictions

All year dog friendly beaches

The following beaches remain dog friendly all year round;