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Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park

Dogs at Tiddenfoot

Dogs and their responsible humans are welcome at Tiddenfoot, which is popular with dog owners as a place for their pets to exercise and explore.

Let people see the best in your dog
There are two bins for disposal of dog waste. We encourage all visitors to be responsible in picking up and disposing of their pet’s waste. It is an offence not to do so, and patrolling Rangers and Dog Wardens are able to issue fines (currently £75) for owners who do not pick up. And don’t just leave the poop bag on the ground or in the bushes – that’s almost as bad as not picking it up!

Remember that some people feel uncomfortable if even the friendliest pet approaches them. A bad experience can leave them, especially children, frightened of dogs for the rest of their lives. Don’t let your dog approach other people or their dogs without their permission.

Keep wildlife safe
Even well-behaved, friendly dogs scare wild animals, and their paws damage plants.
Don’t allow your dog to chase wildlife. Animals are distressed even if not hurt, and your dog may be injured.

Keep your dog safe and well
• Keep your dog on the lead in and near the car park; and when near the canal and lake in icy conditions.
• Follow hazard advice notices.
• Do not leave your dog in your car in hot weather.

Lost dogs
To reduce the chance of losing your dog:
• Never let it run out of your sight.
• Train it to come back to your call or whistle.
• Make sure it is wearing a collar and tag with your name and current contact details on it – the law requires this.
• Have your dog microchipped and registered with the Kennel Club Petlog. Your vet can tell you about this service.
• Carry a picture of your dog to show people what to look for if it does go missing.
If you lose your dog at Tiddenfoot:
• Contact the Ranger on 01525 237760.
• Contact the local council Dog Warden on 08458 496113.



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