Report a Dog Off the Lead

In some areas of the city we have orders in place known as public space protection orders (PSPO) to enforce responsible dog ownership. By law, dog owners must keep their dog under control in these public areas.

Use this service if you've seen a dog off the lead in an area where they're not allowed.

 Tell us:

  • what the owner looked like and the type of dog
  • location, time and date of the incident

Report a dog off a lead


What happens after you report someone

If an owner has allowed their dog to be in area where a public space protection order (PSPO) is in place, we will look to see if the case is appropriate for investigation by our environmental crime team.

We will only take action against a person if we have enough evidence that they committed the offence. If the PSPO has been broken, we may give a fixed penalty notice. 

Other ways to make a report

If you cannot make a report online, please phone us on 01452 396 396