Is it illegal to walk a dog without a lead UK?
There is no blanket law requiring dogs to be kept on a lead in all public spaces. However, there are a series of orders that mean you have to leash your dog in certain places in your local area, for example children’s play areas, sports pitches, roads, parks and beaches.
Do I have to keep my dog on a lead?
It isn’t necessary for dogs to be leashed at all times. However, dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present. Councils have bye-laws to show the areas where leashing is required, such as in public parks.
What is the law with dogs on leads?
You must keep your dog on a lead, at any time and on any land, when a council officer tells you to.