A Christchurch man has pleaded guilty to owning a dangerous dog following an attack on another dog.
Robin Wright of Hurst Close, Walkford, Christchurch attended Poole Magistrates Courts on 30 September and, having admitted owning a dangerous Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog, was served an order under the Dogs Act 1872 (section 2).
The complaint was that on 5 May 2015 the dog, Ronnie, was dangerous and out of control when he attacked another dog being walked on a lead in the Windham Road/Glenville Road area of Christchurch.
This incident breeched a signed undertaking Mr Wright had with Christchurch Borough Council dated 27 October 2014. This undertaking was due to other complaints of Ronnie being dangerous and out of control in the Walkford area.
Mr Wright is now ordered to keep Ronnie under proper control in public places and to walk him on a short lead attached to a robust collar ensuring the dog is wearing a suitable muzzle. Ronnie is only allowed to be off the lead in large open spaces where no other dogs are present.
Steve Duckett, Head of Health & Housing at Christchurch Borough Council, said: “This is the second time we have had to deal with this dog owner because of the dangerous way his dog has behaved. Mr Wright needs to make sure that Ronnie is kept under proper control so that no further attacks take place.”