Dog fouling is both unpleasant and a danger to health, and Daventry District Council is committed to tackling it in all public places across the district.
While the majority of owners behave responsibly and pick up after their dogs, there remains a minority of dog owners who do not and it is these people who the Council aims to target through its enforcement and awareness initiatives.
If you walk your dog, always carry the means to clear up after your pet - a simple plastic bag will do the trick or buy poop scoops from a local pet shop.
Dispose of the bag correctly in either a dog waste or litter bin, or take it home and place it, suitably wrapped, in your own waste bin. Do not dump the bag in a hedge or elsewhere as this is littering which carries the same penalty as dog fouling.
Always clean up after your dog and worm your dog regularly. Vets normally advise worming dogs every three to four months. Children should also be taught basic hygiene with their pets and to not let dogs lick their faces.