Dog Warden service

The council's Dog Warden carries out both enforcement and educational work, including:

  • Collecting reported stray dogs, and trying to reunite them with their owners
  • Dealing with dog barking or nuisance complaints
  • Giving advice on dog attacks – please ensure any dog attacks are reported to the police
  • Giving advice on dog welfare issues – any serious animal cruelty or welfare concerns should be reported to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 555
  • Education and the promotion of responsible dog ownership

For further information on how constant barking can be avoided, see our advice leaflet for dog owners (PDF) by DEFRA.