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YORK DOG PARK'S DANGEROUS DOGS
ACT POLICY 

DDA DOGS ARE WELCOME TO OUR SECURE WALKING FIELD IN YORK IF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET

YORK DOG PARK'S DANGEROUS DOGS ACT POLICY

Here at York Dog Park, we welcome all types of dogs including the breeds that fall under the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA). Additional terms and conditions apply to DDA dogs alongside our standard terms and conditions which your can read here.

 

If you're unsure that your dog falls under the DDA category, you check here using the UK Government's official guidance

If you're bringing a dog that falls under the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA), you must book one of our DDA Dog Park Sessions which can be found here on our website. When booking you must send proof that the DDA dog is registered with the Index of Exemption Dog (IED)  and a copy of the public liability insurance. If you fail to book a DDA Dog Park session when your dog falls under this category we have the right to cancel your session. 

DDA Dogs must always be accompanied at a ratio of 1:1. If you're bringing other dogs to the park alongside the DDA Dog then there must be another handler present to ensure that the 1:1 ratio is adhered too.

If you have more than one banned breed within your household, they must be walked on a 1:1 ratio. For example, two XL Bully types from the same household must be walked with two members of the household so there is always a 1:1 ratio (dog to handler). There can be no mixing with dogs from other households. 

On arrival and leaving York Dog Park, your DDA dog must be kept on a lead and be muzzled until you are safely in the Dog Park field and the gate is closed. Once your DDA dog is securely in the park only then can you remove the muzzle and lead if you wish and feel safe to do so.

YORK DOG PARK'S DANGEROUS DOGS ACT CODE OF CONDUCT

Our insurance policy provides coverage for dog breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA), subject to the compliance with the following Code of Conduct:

 

The dog must be registered with the Index of Exempted Dogs (IED) and possess a valid life certificate.

 

Public liability insurance must be obtained for the dog.

The dog must always be accompanied by its handler at a ratio of 1:1. 

 

The dog should be neutered.

The dog must be microchipped for identification purposes.

 

The dog must be muzzled and on a lead until it is securely in the park with the gate closed.  It is then the owner / handler’s decision to unmuzzle and / or let the dog off the lead when inside the dog park. 

 

The dog must remain on a lead until the entrance gate to the designated area is securely closed.

 

The dog should be put back on a lead and muzzled before opening the gate to exit the field.

 

If you have more than one banned breed within your household, they must be walked on a 1:1 ratio, for example Two XL Bully types from the same household must be walked with two members of the household so there is always a 1:1 ratio (dog to handler). There can be no mixing with any other household.

Check if your dog falls under the DDA act using the UK's Government's official guidance - 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-definition-of-an-xl-bully-dog

 

Please note that adherence to these guidelines is necessary to maintain insurance coverage for dog breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Acts. 

This Code of Conduct must be followed alongside our standard Dog Park Terms & Conditions. Please read and make sure you understand the Code of Conduct before booking. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be happy to help!

USEFUL LINKS REGARDING DDA DOGS

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