Council takes lead on responsible dog ownership

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Council takes lead on responsible dog ownership

Posted: 25/07/2011 15:16:02

Herefordshire Council's community protection team has just completed a successful course in Ross-on-Wye about responsible dog ownership.

Seven dog owners completed six-week sessions held on the grassed area at Wye Street which were run by dog warden Matt Faulds.

People attending learnt the basics of dog handling and the importance of keeping their dogs under control as well as clearing up after them.

All of the people attending the course received free poop bags and treats which were given as rewards to the dogs for improved behaviour.

Shane Hancock, regulatory services manager for Herefordshire Council, said: "These sessions proved extremely popular and everyone was amazed by how much their dog's behaviour had improved and they also now better understand their responsibilities as an owner.

"The problem of dog fouling has often been raised by residents and we feel education is one of the best ways to tackle this so, as part of the six-week course, we also urged people to clear up after their dogs,” he added.

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