Dog control

Public space protection orders have replaced dog control orders.

If you are in charge of a dog, the orders require, at minimum, that you must:

  • keep your dog(s) under close control at all times
  • carry a poo bag
  • bag it and bin it, please don’t fling it
  • keep your dog(s) out of all children’s play areas

Find out more in our dog ownership guide.

Specific dog controlled areas

There are also area specific Dog Control PSPO across North Somerset. This means there are areas where dogs are not allowed. This includes areas such as:

  • children’s play areas
  • skateparks
  • sections of certain beaches
    • Weston main beach - please note the PSPO only applies from 1 May to 30 September
    • Clevedon beach - the PSPO applies all year round
  • certain sports fields and parks
  • in and around the marine lakes

There are also other areas where dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

As a dog owner in North Somerset, it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with areas where dog restrictions apply. 

Report a dog related issue

If you see a dog in a controlled area that is breaching a public space protection order, you can report it to us online.