Gwynedd dog owners could face tough new restrictions on where they can walk their pets.

A consultation to gauge opinion on outlawing where dogs can go has been launched.

Gwynedd Council has decided to open a statutory consultation to consider whether to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the control of dogs.

The Order is about prohibiting dogs from going to the following places:

Public outdoor spaces, with a 'Dog Exclusion Zone' sign at the entrance; Children's play areas; School, college and university grounds; Playgrounds (and land within 2 meters of these grounds)

Other sports facilities and specific beaches within the county (from 1 April to 30 September)

The Order would also force dog owners to clean or pick up after their dog has fouled, force owners to keep their dog on a lead, if requested to do so by an authorised officer.

If you wish to comment on the proposed Order have your say by completing the council's online questionnaire at

It's important that you read the documents Draft of the proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO): Dog Control and Maps of the designated areas on specific beaches before commenting.

Submit your comments by June 21, 2021.