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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) - Dogs

Dog control orders

The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which contains restrictions in relation to dog control has been formally approved by Wyre Council and came into force on 23 October 2020. The powers under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2017 replace and add to the powers previously provided under dog control orders and contains the following offences:

  • failing to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer - this allows council officers to direct that a dog is put on a lead when it is causing nuisance and/or danger to other persons and their dogs
  • failing to pick up after your dog 
  • failing to exclude dogs from designated areas
  • failing to keep dogs on leads in the designated dogs on leads areas 
  • failing to provide at the request of an authorised officer the means to pick up after a dog
  • exercising more than four dogs under the control of one person in a designated area