Lambeth are planning to introduce a Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order. A consultation is in progress but – apologies – I have only just heard about this and the consultation closes tomorrow, Sunday 26 March.
I guess this will be welcomed by most dog owners and park users who have seen that dog walkers often have too many dogs to care for and sometimes lose control.
There is also an explicit warning on dog fouling and penalties for owners who permit this.
The rules would extend to all public places in Lambeth including roads and pavements.
Four’s Your Max
One element of the PSPO proposal is that maximum number of dogs a person can be in charge of is four. An exemption will be in place to allow any official licensed commercial dog walks to continue walking up to six dogs.
In addition they propose that there should be no more than two dogs off their lead at any one time.
The consultation details are online, and there is a survey which residents are invited to complete. If you agree, or want to suggest amendments, why not do do today?
As always, of course, the challenge will be enforcement.