It is a criminal offence for a dog owner to allow their dog to be dangerously out of control in a public or private place. A ‘dangerously out of control’ dog can be defined as a dog that has injured someone or a dog that a person has grounds to reasonably believe may injure somebody.
It is the responsibility of a dog owner to always have full control of their dog, adhering to our short-lead policy. Wakehurst will refuse entry, or remove, any dog that is thought to be dangerous to visitors, staff, wildlife or other dogs. In the unlikely event that an attack does occur in the gardens, our team will escalate accordingly.