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Dog walks

Your dog must be under control at all times. 

Follow government advice on dog walking in public areas.

You must keep yourself and your dog 2 metres away from others. 

Do not touch other people's dogs, and make sure to wash your hands before and after you handle your dog.

Pick up after your dog. Our waste teams continue to empty dog waste bins. Please use them. 

Further advice on exercising your dog is available from Dorset Dogs and PDSA.

Beach walks

At the beginning of May we relaxed restrictions for dogs on beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The usual beach dog walk restrictions will be back in place from 23 May. Make sure to keep to the dog friendly zones in each area. 

You must keep your dog on a lead while on promenades, zigzags and pathways. 

Heathland walks

The usual rules and restrictions for walking dogs in the countryside apply. Make sure you keep to the Countryside Code if you walk your dog on the heathlands.