Dog owners and walkers advised to keep their pet under control following incident in Brandon

Police are reminding dog owners to take appropriate steps to ensure their dogs are under control when out walking.

The advice follows an incident in Brandon when a woman reported a small dog, possibly a Lhaso Apso, behaved in an aggressive manner towards her and her child.

The incident occurred on Heath Road, at approximately 9:50am on Wednesday, January 27.

The woman was walking with her young child when the dog, which was on a long lead, growled at them and attempted to reach out to bite them. Neither were injured, however the owner, a man believed to be in his mid to late 60s, is reported to have made no attempt to control the dog.

While it isn’t necessary for dogs to be on a leash at all times, dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present.

Police are urging dog owners to be mindful of their surroundings, and are reminding them that a short lead is always advisable from a safety perspective, as it is easier to control a dog on a short lead, particularly as dogs can be unpredictable around people, other animals and vehicles.

For more information regarding responsible dog ownership please refer to the Suffolk Police website:

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