Dog fouling

Report it! - report an instance of dog fouling online.

Dog controls posterWhoopsies and poos are some of the cute names that are used to give a pleasant name to what is a rather unpleasant subject.

Allowing your dog to foul on open spaces and failing to clear it up is irresponsible, highly unpleasant and also potentially dangerous. Dog faeces carry many germs. A child who plays where a dog has fouled can pick up germs which lead to illness. In extreme cases this may result in blindness. 

It is anti-social - dog mess is offensive to look at. We have all at some time, had to step carefully when walking along the pavement and had the obnoxious experience of actually treading in this mess.


What should dog owners do?

Ideally your dog should be trained to foul at home within your own garden where it easier to clear up and dispose of the waste correctly.

If your dog fouls in a public place please pick the dog waste using a suitable plastic bag. Seal the bag and then dispose of it in a dog waste bin, litter bin or in the bin provided for your domestic refuse.

If you wish to use 'poop-scoop' bags they can be purchased quite cheaply from most shops selling pet supplies.  Alternatively re-use carrier bags or use similar plastic bags, but we encourage you to use degradable bags where possible.

Public Spaces Protection Orders

A Public Spaces Protection Order which covered aspect of Dog Control and Fouling was introduced in 2018 and this Order expired in October 2021. Due to unforeseen delays with regards to starting the consultation, this has now been completed and a report will be presented to a future meeting of the Community and Environment Committee. Please see the link below for more detailed information:

www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/community-a-living/crime-prevention/public-space-protection-orders

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014, these Orders will help ensure that the Derbyshire Dales remains a clean, green and safe place for residents and visitors.