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Dog Control Orders

​​As a local authority we can issue Dog Control Orders in Cardiff.  DCOs are issued to enforce responsible dog ownership. 


This means that in public areas with DCOs, you may have to:


  • keep the dog on a lead
  • put the dog on a lead if told to by a police officer, police community support officer or an environmental health officer
  • stop the dog going in certain places - like farmland or parts of a park
  • limit the number of dogs you have with you (this applies to professional dog walkers too)
  • clear up after the dog


You can find out more about controlling your dog ​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window on the central government website.

View the Dog Control order​, designed to help tackle anti-social behaviour in relation to dogs. ​


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