Walking your dogs: the rules

When walking your dog, you have to follow certain rules. Dogs must be kept on a leash in built-up areas and you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog. You can pick up free dog poop bags from the town hall. Separate rules apply for dog walking areas and off-leash dog walking areas.

Dog walking area

Here, you don’t have to clean up after your dog, but dogs must be kept on a leash.

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Sign indicating a dog walking area where dogs must be kept on a leash.

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Sign indicating the end of a dog walking area where dogs must be kept on a leash.

Off-leash dog walking area

Here, dogs don’t have to be kept on a leash and you don’t have to clean up after your dog.

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Sign indicating an off-leash dog walking area.

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Sign indicating the end of an off-leash dog walking area.

Playgrounds and playing fields

Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds and playing fields. This is indicated by a prohibition sign.

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Beach

Different rules apply on the beach in the high and low season. Please see dogs on the beach for more information.