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The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations 2006

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Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 1OFFENCE OF FAILING TO REMOVE DOG FAECES and FORM OF ORDER

1.  (1)  Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), it is an offence when being in charge of a dog on land to which a dog control order (described as a “Fouling of Land by Dogs Order” in the form set out below) applies, not to remove faeces deposited by the dog at any time, or at any time during certain periods prescribed in the order.

(2) No offence is committed where a person has a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces, or the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his failing to do so.

(3) The offence does not apply to a person who is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948, or to a person who has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled (registered charity number 700454), Support Dogs (registered charity number 1088281) or Canine Partners for Independence (registered charity number 803680) and upon which he relies for assistance.

2.  In any Fouling of Land by Dogs Order, the offence of failing to remove dog faeces is to be set out in full as stated in article 3 in the form of order given below.

3.  In all other respects, a Fouling of Land by Dogs Order providing for that offence is to be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 2OFFENCE OF NOT KEEPING A DOG ON A LEAD and FORM OF ORDER

1.  (1)  Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it is an offence when being in charge of a dog on land to which a dog control order (described as a “Dogs on Leads Order” in the form set out below) applies, not to keep the dog on a lead or on a lead of a maximum length prescribed in the order, during such times or periods as may be prescribed.

(2) No offence is committed where a person has a reasonable excuse for failing to keep the dog on a lead, or the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his failing to do so.

2.  In any Dogs on Leads Order, the offence of not keeping a dog on a lead is to be set out in full as stated in article 3 in the form of the order given below.

3.  In all other respects, a Dogs on Leads Order providing for that offence is to be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 3OFFENCE OF NOT PUTTING AND KEEPING A DOG ON A LEAD, UNDER DIRECTION and FORM OF ORDER

1.  (1)  Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it is an offence when being in charge of a dog on land to which a dog control order (described as a “Dogs on Leads by Direction Order” in the form set out below) applies, not to put, and thereafter keep, the dog on a lead or on a lead of a maximum length prescribed in the order, during such times or periods as may be prescribed, when directed to do so by an authorised officer of an Authority.

(2) No offence is committed where a person has a reasonable excuse for failing to comply with a direction to put and keep the dog on a lead, or the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his failing to do so.

2.  In any Dogs on Leads by Direction Order, the offence of not putting and keeping a dog on a lead, by direction, is to be set out in full as stated in article 4 in the form of the order given below.

3.  In all other respects, a Dogs on Leads by Direction Order providing for that offence is to be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 4OFFENCE OF PERMITTING A DOG TO ENTER LAND FROM WHICH IT IS EXCLUDED and FORM OF ORDER

1.  (1)  Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), it is an offence when being in charge of a dog on land to which a dog control order (described as a “Dogs Exclusion Order” in the form set out below) applies, during such times or periods as may be specified in the order, to take the dog onto, or to permit it to enter or to remain on, such land.

(2) No offence is committed where a person has a reasonable excuse for taking the dog onto, or permitting it to enter or remain on, the land, or the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his doing so.

(3) The offence does not apply to a person who is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948, to a deaf person in respect of a dog trained by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (registered charity number 293358), or to a person who has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled (registered charity number 700454), Support Dogs (registered charity number 1088281) or Canine Partners for Independence (registered charity number 803680) and upon which he relies for assistance.

2.  In any Dogs Exclusion Order, the offence of taking a dog onto, or permitting it to enter or to remain on, land from which it is excluded is to be set out in full as stated in article 3 in the form of the order given below.

3.  In all other respects, a Dogs Exclusion Order providing for that offence is to be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 5OFFENCE OF TAKING MORE THAN A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF DOGS ONTO LAND and FORM OF ORDER

1.  (1)  Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it is an offence when being in charge of more than one dog on land to which a dog control order (described as a “Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order” in the form set out below) applies, during such times or periods as may be specified in the order, to take more than the maximum number of dogs specified in the order onto that land.

(2) No offence is committed where a person has a reasonable excuse for taking more than the specified maximum number of dogs onto the land, or the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his doing so.

2.  In any Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order, the offence of taking more than a specified number of dogs onto land is to be set out in full as stated in article 4 in the form of order given below.

3.  In all other respects, a Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order providing for that offence is to be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 6FORM OF ORDER AMENDING A DOG CONTROL ORDER

1.  An order amending a dog control order shall be in the form given below, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

2.  Where the amendment is to the description of an offence, the amendment shall be made by substituting the entire article which sets out the offence, and the substituted article shall set out the offence as it is required to be stated were it contained in a newly made dog control order.

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