Dogs on leads

Countryside Code: Dogs on leads
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  • The Countryside Code has more information on enjoying the countryside safely. Read here.
  • Dogs don’t need to bite sheep to harm them; chased sheep can abort or huddle together causing suffocation.
  • Dog attacks on farm animals costs farmers around £1.5 million each year.
  • Don’t touch calves or lambs to avoid infections and to prevent rejection of the young by their mothers.
  • Walk quietly and confidently through fields with livestock in keeping your dog on a lead. Let go if chased.
  • Stick to the right of way but skirt around a herd/flock to avoid getting between mothers and offspring if necessary.