Leading the wayBetween 1 March and 31 July dogs must kept on a short lead in open country and common land known as ‘access land’. By law, owners must control their dog so he doesn’t scare or disturb farm animals or wildlife, and farmers are entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals.

To get clued up, download a free guide called You and Your Dog in the Countryside from www.naturalengland.org.uk


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