Whilst most dogs are obedient, well trained and are capable of walking off the lead, Torbay has a Byelaw in place which requires that owners walking their dogs along a road or on a pavement have full control of their dog by having them on a lead. This helps prevent accidents, or a dog running away and becoming lost, if they are startled while out walking off the lead.
It is an offence to walk a dog off the lead along a road or pavement that is designated under the Order.
If you do walk your dog off the lead along any of the roads listed you could face prosecution.
- Pest and vermin control
- Unauthorised encampments
- Report anti social behaviour
- Air quality
- Contaminated land
- High hedges
- Paignton and Preston Seafront Masterplan
- Litter and litter bins
- Public Space Protection Orders
- Report a dead animal on a road or footpath