Advice to dog owners

Dogs must be kept away from livestock

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NFU Mutual has offered the following advice to dog owners:

  • Always keep dogs on the lead when walking in rural areas where livestock are kept but let go of the lead if you are chased by cattle;
  • Be aware that even small dogs can chase, injure and kill farm animals;
  • Take special care to keep close control of dogs unused to farm animals;
  • Report attacks by dogs and sightings of dogs roaming the countryside to the police or local farmers;
  • Don’t let dogs loose and unsupervised in gardens adjoining livestock fields – many attacks are caused by dogs which escape and attack sheep grazing nearby.