Dog control orders

The Dog Control Orders relates to: 

  • failing to remove dog faeces
  • permitting a dog to enter land from which dogs are excluded
  • not putting, and keeping, a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer

View Gwynedd Council (Dog Control) Public Spaces Protection Order 2021


Breaching the order will result in a fixed penalty of £100 (reduced to £75 if paid within 10 working days) or prosecution.

What does this mean for dog owners?

It will be an offence to fail to clean up after your dog on all public land in Gwynedd.

Dogs will be banned from:

  • land within the boundaries of schools, further and higher education establishments
  • children’s playing fields
  • recreational land
  • designated zones on specific beaches from 1 April to 30 September - view list and maps of beaches.

Dogs must be put on leads when directed to do so by an authorised officer, if the officer deems the dog to be causing a nuisance or annoyance in outdoor public places.

Assistance dogs for people with disabilities are exempt from the order.


Further information

For further information about the Dog Control Orders contact Galw Gwynedd 01766 771000 or e-mail