This is a notice which places conditions on the owner to keep their dog under control and keep others safe by aiming to prevent further incidents. It may include (but is not limited to) conditions such as:
- Keeping the dog on a lead in public
- Muzzling the dog in public
- Attending and completing suitable dog training courses
- All dogs which are subject to a DCN must be micro-chipped and registered within 14 days of issue, if not already micro-chipped.
Please note that in accordance with current guidance from the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council will not notify complainants of any restrictions placed on a dog once a decision is made to issue a DCN.
Failing to comply with a DCN is an offence under the Act which may result in a report being lodged to the Procurator Fiscal, and ultimately a fine of up to £1,000 and / or being disqualified from keeping a dog. The Sheriff may also order for the dog to be destroyed. Once a DCN has been issued, the council will monitor to check that the owner is complying with it.