Report an out of control dog

We have powers under the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act to take action against out of control dogs and to enforce measures to improve any such behaviour.

To report an out of control dog email

Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

The main purpose of the Act is to promote knowledge of the duties and responsibility involved in owning a dog.

The act aims to

  • highlight the duties of owners of 'out of control' dogs at an early stage
  • provide details and the help needed to change the behaviour of the dog and the owner before the dog becomes dangerous.

These steps are vital in helping reduce the number of attacks by dogs of all breeds.

Dangerous dogs 

All dangerous dogs should be reported to Police Scotland on 101. 

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