Green Dog Walkers Pledge
We encourage all dog owners in South Derbyshire to sign the Green Dog Walkers Pledge. The pledge is a statement of intent by the responsible dog owners of South Derbyshire that they will always clean up after their dog and that they will help other dog owners to clean up after theirs.
By signing the pledge you are making a commitment to:
- always clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste in a bin
- encourage others to clean up after your dog if they take it for a walk
- carry extra doggy bags to give to others if they don’t have them or have run out
- wearing the Green Dog Walker logo
- promote the scheme and encourage others to behave responsibly.
We’ll give you a branded armband, a lead or dog collar or collar cover and badges. All we would ask is for you and your dog to wear the branded material when you are out for a walk and to be willing to give doggy bags to other walkers who do not have them.
Research has shown that one of the biggest influences in getting irresponsible dog owners to pick up is when they are in the presence of other people.
Green Dog Walkers greatly increase the effect of this influence. So just by signing up and wearing the branding, you are directly contributing to a cleaner and safer South Derbyshire.