216. Dog control orders and public protection orders.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 enabled a primary or secondary authority1 to make an order, known as a dog control order, providing for a prescribed offence or offences2 relating to the control of dogs in respect of any land in its area3. Offences prescribed for such a purpose covered:


    (1)     failing to remove dog faeces4;


    (2)     not putting and keeping a dog on a lead5;


    (3)     permitting a dog to enter land from which it is excluded6; or


    (4)     taking more than a specified number of dogs onto land7.

The power to make a dog control order has