Dog Ownership & Training

How to be a responsible dog owner 

  • Ensure the dog you choose is the right dog for you.
  • Can you afford the expense involved in owning a dog?
  • Have you got time to give a dog the attention it needs.
  • Register your dog with your local vet.
  • Regular vaccinations and health checks.
  • Worming at regular intervals
  • Provide a safe and secure environment.
  • Keep your dog clean and regularly groomed.
  • Ensure your dog wears and collar and tag at all times.
  • Have your dog identichipped.
  • Always carry a poop scoop bag when walking your dog and clean up.
  • Don't let your dog off the lead in public places.
  • To prevent unwanted litters have your dog spayed or neutered.
  • Train your dog in elementary obedience.
  • Remember your dog's bark can be a nuisance.

Please remember your dog should be kept under control at all times and not allowed to stray.

Stray dogs can:

  • Harm themselves, other animals and people.
  • Spend a long time in kennels waiting to be rehomed.
  • Cause accidents and damage which you may have to pay for.
  • Foul pavements and public areas.
  • Worry livestock such as sheep or cattle.

Dog Training

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Dog Training is an important part of responsible dog ownership.
It is important that your dog knows how to behave not only at home but also in public. You should have your dog under control at all times so as not to be a nuisance to other dogs and the public in general.

There are several Dog Trainers who run classes in the Amber Valley area, some of these also operate the Kennel Clubs Good Citizen Award scheme.

Dog Litter Bins & Disposing of Dog Mess

Landscape Services empty and maintain dog bins throughout the Borough, primarily in the following locations:

  • Town
  • Parish Centres
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Highway / Pavements
  • Footpaths

You are also welcome to dispose of your dog's mess in any of the ordinary public litter bins in Amber Valley, or your own household waste bin, providing that it is tidied up in a plastic bag before hand.  Please have care for others that will use any public litter bins afterwards.

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