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The 10 laws all dog owners must follow - and the penalties for breaking them

Dog owners can be hit with a hefty fine for failing to comply with certain rules

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 3:14 pm

Owning a dog involves much more than playing fetch and going on long walks - it carries huge responsibility.

As well as handling the day-to-day needs of pups and ensuring they are well cared for, there are strict rules that all dog owners are required to follow by law.

A breach of these rules could land you in trouble with the authorities, resulting in a hefty fine.

If you already own a dog, or are planning to welcome a furry friend into your home, here are 10 laws you need to know about and the fines you will face if you fall foul of the rules.

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