The Take the Lead campaign promotes responsible dog ownership in the South Downs National Park. The issues of dog mess and livestock-worrying are a common concern for most of the parishes in the National Park so anything you can do to help spread these important messages within your community will help the National Park raise awareness about the importance of being a responsible dog owner.

There are 4 main actions:

  1. Keep your dog on the lead near livestock
  2. Bag and bin your dog’s poo – any bin will do
  3. Stick to the path to avoid ground-nesting birds
  4. Do not enter military land when red flags are flying

See www.southdowns.gov.uk/enjoy/take-the-lead/ for more information.