Dog Warden Service
Test Valley Borough Council has a Dog Warden and an Animal Welfare Officer whose work includes dealing with many varied dog related issues and promoting responsible dog ownership throughout the Borough. Below are listed some of the day to day tasks:
- Education – visiting schools throughout the Borough giving talks on all aspects of dog awareness including health related issues. Taking part in Junior Citizen and Science Fair weeks. Rumble is the latest addition to the Dog Warden Team - read his story.
- Patrols – talking to local dog walkers and enforcing the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
- Stray Dogs – collecting and arranging kennelling for strays and arranging re-homing when necessary.
- Advice – to members of the public on subjects such as problem & dangerous dogs, dogs with behavioural problems as well as general responsible dog ownership.
- Campaigns – the summer 2002 Microchip Campaign proved very successful with many dog owners taking advantage of the discounts offered throughout the campaign by our local vets.
- Traffic Light System – a pawprinted signage system in the parks and open spaces of Test Valley to help all dog walkers to make the best use of facilities provided.
- Home Visits – for national dog rescue organisations to assess the suitability and surroundings of prospective dog re-homers.
- Talks – to bodies such as the Post Office and Housing Associations on dog issues that affect their working environment.
- Local Events – attending fêtes and fairs in the borough to promote responsible dog ownership.
Your local Dog Warden may be contacted on Andover 01264 368463.
Additional useful information for pet owners :
Hampshire & I.O.W. Dog Wardens Group
The Test Valley Animal Welfare Team are members of the Hampshire & I.O.W. Dog Wardens Group. This group is made up of officers from all the Hampshire Local Authorities who meet quarterly to discuss issues relevant to their roles. The forward thinking group has become a voice in national dog related issues and is regularly consulted on changes in legislation and procedures. The group has recently been awarded the Runners Up Prize for the 2012 Campaign for Animal Welfare - Innovators Award, for its work and its website. Follow the link below to see what Dog Wardens in Hampshire are doing and working on currently.
Pets at Home - http://www.petsathome.com/
Dog Rehoming Charities
Dogs Trust Salisbury- 01980 629634
Dogs Trust Newbury- 01488 658391
RSPCA - 0300 1234555
S.C.A.M.P.S. - http://www.scamps4straydogs.org/
General Dog Training
Ray Alexander - 01264 391399
Pauline Wise - 01264 356661
Able Trainers - 01794 511495
Peter Branch at Newbury Lodge on 01264 736466 or visit http://www.newburylodgekennels.co.uk/
Upandover Agility - 01264 889539
J Wardingley, The Dog Academy - 01980 842316 and 07920841343
For people who have working breeds like gun dogs, huskies or other working breeds we are lucky in Andover to have some very knowledgeable, world class dog trainers who live and work locally. Here are just some of them.
For general dog training we have a world class behaviourist and dog trainer coming to Andover in 2011.
Details about John Rogerson can be seen at http://www.johnrogerson.com and more information about the courses and to book a place please contact Pauline Wise at email@example.com.
The Ultimate Recall Course
Taking the Class (NEW)
Foundation Behaviour Course
For Huskies, sled pulling and advice on training your dog for similar activities
Please visit the following website: http://www.greentrail.co.uk/Home.html
For more general training, behavioural assessments, agility and Schutzhund visit http://www.newburylodgetrainingcentre.moonfruit.com
For those of you who have gun dog breeds, retrievers, pointers, spaniels or similar working breeds and general dog training visit http://www.lainsshootingschool.co.uk or call 01264 889178.
For further information or advice please contact:
The Dog Warden
Tel 01264 368000