Dog control orders

Dog Control Orders in Royal Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich introduced Dog Control Orders in November 2009 to tackle anti-social behaviour caused by irresponsible dog owners and reduce incidents and accidents involving dogs.


Certain people with disabilities are exempt from some Dog Control Orders. Professional dog walkers are NOT exempt from Dog Control Orders.

Report a breach

If you witness a breach of Dog Control Orders, or if you encounter a dog behaving aggressively, report it immediately.

Enforcing the Orders

The Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005 gives the Royal Borough powers to tackle and prevent nuisance and danger caused by badly-trained or uncontrolled dogs. The Royal Borough's authorised officers are authorised to issue on-the-spot fines.

Use of signs and pavement stencils

To remind people about Dog Control Orders, the Royal Borough has put up signs throughout the borough including parks, children's playgrounds, roads, paths and housing estates.

We will also use pavement stencils where we receive complaints about dog fouling.