SGR - Dogs on walks

Walks > Dogs on Walks

South Gwent Ramblers welcome well-behaved dogs on most of our walks.

We want you and your dog to be able to enjoy walking with us. We do ask that you keep to the following measures:-

1. The decision to allow dogs on walks rests with the walk leader and the control of the dog during the walk is in accordance with the requirements of the walk leader.

2. The walk leader and owner must agree what is acceptable prior to the walk as to whether it would be safe for the dog to be let off the lead during all or part of the walk.

3. If a dog is on the lead and the group is threatened by livestock it is strongly recommended that the dog is released from its lead and left to its own devices thus ensuring the safety of other walkers.

4. Dog owners are responsible for the control and welfare of their dog.

5. If a route passes young farm animals, you will be asked to keep your dog at home.

6. Assistance dogs are permitted, but we ask that you talk to the walk leader in advance to check that it’s safe for an assistance dog to come along on that walk as some terrain might be challenging for an assistance dog and its handler.

7. If the walk leader is not accepting dogs, please respect that decision and do not bring your dog to that walk.

8. Dog faeces can contain a parasite called Neospora which persists a long time in the soil. It causes abortion in cattle. All dog fouling must be cleared up and taken away by its owner for proper disposal.

9. You and your dog should be able to negotiate styles and gates etc without assistance from other walkers. Please ensure you are both able to walk the distance as advertised for the walk.

10. Please bring enough water for you and your dog, especially on hot days.

11. You have full legal responsibility for your dog and its actions on the walk and are fully responsible for the control and welfare of their dog.

We hope that you and your dog will enjoy walking with us.