Dog club works with park to promote responsible walkies

Dog walkers are to receive help and advice to limit problems when using West Ham Park, London’s top park.

An agreement has been reached between park owners the Corporation of London and the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

Its aim is to encourage responsible dog ownership on West Ham Park,

The two organisations will work together to improve people’s health and wellbeing through dog ownership, while respecting the special qualities of the park and the needs of other visitors.

As part of this agreement, the corporation will ensure that responsible dog walkers feel welcome on all its open spaces – and will use its powers in relation to dog control to reflect local requirements.

For its part, the Kennel Club will use its networks and influence to promote the opportunities that West Ham Park offers for responsible dog walkers who keep their pets under effective control.

Bob Hall, chairman of the corporation’s open spaces committee, said the accord set out what each side would do to encourage responsible dog use in open spaces.

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