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  1. Published on: 12/02/2019 10:22 AMReported by: roving-eye
    Civil enforcement officers have been placing stickers around Southport this morning warning dog walkers that they will be issued with a fixed penalty of £75 if the dog is on a lead of over 2 metres.

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  3. Little Londoner says:12/02/2019 11:14 AM
    Surely in this digital age a lightweight easily worn meter can be designed to measure how many breaths we take and charge us for it. After all it now appears we have to pay for every single thing our ordinary lives consist of.

    What sort of imbecile dreams up these moronic bylaws fined if your dog is OFF a lead fined if it is ON a lead. Would it not be simpler to rid the world of dogs. It is quite alright for someone's cat to come into your garden to carry out their toilet needs and kill any kind of wild life you may feed and encourage into YOUR property but having a dog lead over a certain length is apparently a heinous crime worth stealing £75 off you.

    Once again when the didicoy descend letting their hounds roam free and dump rubbish and sewage everywhere they will not be bothered.
    There are feral scum born of brainless morons running wild doing whatever damage or littering their braincell deems worthwhile with NO penalty but you have a control on your dog that is longer than the length dreamed up by some desk jockey with the brains of a rocking horse and you are hit with more of a fine than the scumbags get in benefits.

    Will the last one out of this god forsaken Town switch the light off.

  4. *concerned* says:12/02/2019 11:20 AM
    Hmmmmmmmm,

    How do measure a dog lead - does the 2m include the part you hold or is that not included ?

    IF the part you hold is not included, what if its 1m long, and the bit from that is say 1.8m.(total overall length 2.8m)

    Also, what do they measure it with, will the measuring device have to be 'tested and certified' for accuracy ?

  5. Little Londoner says:12/02/2019 11:26 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by *concerned* View Post
    Hmmmmmmmm,

    How do measure a dog lead - does the 2m include the part you hold or is that not included ?

    IF the part you hold is not included, what if its 1m long, and the bit from that is say 1.8m.(total overall length 2.8m)

    Also, what do they measure it with, will the measuring device have to be 'tested and certified' for accuracy ?
    If you are male of average or above stature you will not be bothered it will just be old ladies and disabled who are approached.
    I was thinking the same thing I never used an extendable lead but what if your lead is over 2 metres but you have it wrapped around your wrist do they measure from hand to dogs neck or are you asked to unfurl it to be measured.

  6. said says:12/02/2019 11:47 AM
    The responses given here to the above report makes one wonder just who needs training. The dog or the owner? Responsible dog owners do not have their animals of those stupid extending leads for many reasons - the dog can run around people/children in the street wrapping the lead around them and causing that person to fall, at the very least cause a nuisance to other pedestrians, the dog can reach the end of a road long before the owner, and can run out into the adjoining road before the owner is aware, the leads can catch around a moving vehicle, the dog can leave faeces in long grass and the owner cannot see to clear it away, the dog can be attacked by another dog and the owner is too distant to stop it. Far better to have the dog attached to a body harness and a short training lead.

    While walking out in town over the weekend, I saw on four separate occasions - dog owners with body leads who were training their dogs - absolutely fantastic to see dogs that are well behaved. Well done to all those who enjoy their pet and make this effort.

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  8. Alikado says:12/02/2019 12:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Londoner View Post
    If you are male of average or above stature you will not be bothered it will just be old ladies and disabled who are approached.
    I was thinking the same thing I never used an extendable lead but what if your lead is over 2 metres but you have it wrapped around your wrist do they measure from hand to dogs neck or are you asked to unfurl it to be measured.
    Those extendable leads should just be banned. A strong animal and a less able / weaker person on the other end is a recipe for disaster so perhaps they should target little old ladies.

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  10. steve says:12/02/2019 12:50 PM
    I would hope that it is the lead in use at the actual time is over 2m.

    Personally I don't get it, what is the reasoning and planning over this. What was the issue raised and discussed by the council. What is the estimate of income to be generated and does it have a target age group?

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  12. Alikado says:12/02/2019 01:57 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    I would hope that it is the lead in use at the actual time is over 2m.

    Personally I don't get it, what is the reasoning and planning over this. What was the issue raised and discussed by the council. What is the estimate of income to be generated and does it have a target age group?
    The problem is dogs not being under control on these long leads, dogs can just run around out of control scaring children and the less able. The Council don't have a age group or income targets, the object is to keep dogs under control.

  13. ainsdale local says:12/02/2019 04:01 PM
    Why do people always demand things to be "banned" simply because there are not being used correctly.

    Yes, I use an extending lead for my dogs and find them very useful in the right place and right time. Quiet time of day, wide space, clear vision , nobody around me, no traffic - all fine. However once something to the contrary occurs the leads can be very easily drawn up to a short length and I am conscious of of upsetting or interfering with other pavement users and the safety of my own pets.

    In this instance I think the council should first concentrate on the problem with dog fouling and those individuals who still refuse to keep their dog on ANY lead in a residential or public area.

    What about pushbikes on pavements - once again fine AT THE RIGHT TIME AND PLACE - but not when other people around or likely to be involved.

    What we all need is a dollop of good common sense, tolerance, consideration for others and less bureaucratic claptrap.

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  15. steve says:12/02/2019 10:31 PM
    I thought we were a dog loving country. Sure there are some bad owners, usually resulting in attacks on other dogs, and their owners. This does not address those issues.

  16. local says:13/02/2019 06:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alikado View Post
    The problem is dogs not being under control on these long leads, dogs can just run around out of control scaring children and the less able. The Council don't have a age group or income targets, the object is to keep dogs under control.
    Out of interest how do you know the council don't have targets ?

  17. Ceam says:13/02/2019 10:53 PM
    Well if a 6 foot long lead isn't long enough, I don't know what length people would be happy accepting.

  18. local says:15/02/2019 05:45 PM
    Once we leave the EU of course there will be nothing worth worrying about as were all going to starve after we have eaten the dogs.


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