Dog attacks

What we can do

We assess reports of dogs attacking other dogs on a case-by-case basis.

We will sometimes give advice to the owners of all dogs involved in the attack, around anticipating dog behaviour and diverting the dog's attention.

Where there are significant concerns about dog owners not controlling their dogs enough, the police and Council can issue Community Protection Warnings / Notices to the owner or person in charge of the dog at the time (under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ).