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Dogs in the deer parks

Monday 13th April 2020

Dogs in the deer parks

We recently wrote about the worrying behaviour of dog owners who were allowing their dogs to run out of control in the deer parks.

We were delighted to receive news that both Historic Royal Palaces, who manage Home Park, and the Parks Agency, who manage Bushy Park have introduced a strict policy requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on the lead at all times.

This is particularly important during the Coronavirus lockdown when many more people, and dogs, than usual need to use the Parks for exercise. And at present there are lots of very young wild deer with highly protective parents so there is a high potential for harm to dogs, deer or humans if people don’t adhere to the policy.