Dog fouling tops many people's list of concerns regarding litter and refuse found on the streets as it is not only the visual impact of seeing dog faeces but also the health problems associated with it.

Keep Wales Tidy has undertaken a review of the interventions to tackle dog fouling which brings together the latest research, innovations and interventions to tackle the issue. We continue to work with local authorities, BARC, The Dog’s Trust and other partners.

In 2015, we carried out our own behaviour change trial Pawprints to bins which showed early positive results and continues to be explored in parts of Wales in conjunction with local authorities.

Dog owners have a legal duty to pick up faeces left by their dog in public spaces. If they do not, they can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice or on the spot fine. Local authorities have different laws in place for each area, some may require that dog owners must carry bags or poop scoops with them whenever they are out with their dog. You can find out about these laws or report a dog fouling problem by contacting your local authority.

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