Introduction

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Question 1

What is the best distance to keep between pup and wildlife?

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That’s the one! 20 metres is a safe distance to keep from wildlife, this is because wildlife can carry diseases, so interaction can be harmful for both wildlife and your dog. It’s also important to remember our wildlife need space as any disturbance can be life threatening so dog owners have to keep their distance!

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DOC says its best to keep 20 metres between you and wildlife. This is because wildlife can carry diseases, so interaction can be harmful for both wildlife and your dog. It’s also important to remember our wildlife need space as any disturbance can be life threatening, so dog owners have to keep their distance! 

Question 2

Being under 'effective control' means my dog must be on a leash.

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Being under effective control means that you must be aware of where your dog is and what it is doing, ensure that it is responsive to commands, and not creating a nuisance.

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Being under effective control means that you must be aware of where your dog is and what it is doing, ensure that it is responsive to commands, and not creating a nuisance.

Question 3

What time of year can you expect to see newly weaned seal pups and juveniles appearing on our shores?

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That’s right. Over this time there’s an influx of adolescent seals appearing on our shores as seal pups are weaned so mothers can prepare for new pups.

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Over August–November we see an influx of adolescent seals appearing on our shores as seal pups are weaned so mothers can prepare for new pups.

Question 4

When walking the beach, what area should your dog completely avoid?

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That’s correct! The sand dunes can hide wildlife such as sea lions, penguins or nesting birds, so you may not know they are on the beach.That’s why its best to keep pup out of them.

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The beach is home to some amazing wildlife and they commonly find shelter within the sand dunes. Therefore, keep pup near the water's edge to keep them fully visible.

Question 5

When out and about with your dog, what do you legally need on you at all times?

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Yeah that’s the one. It's a legal requirement to have a lead on you at all times. You never know when it might keep your dog safe from harm.

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It's actually a legal requirement to have a lead on you at all times. You never know when it might keep your dog safe from harm.

Question 6

If you see another dog on a red 'Lead the Way' lead, what should you do?

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You got it! Place your dog on a lead when a red lead is being used, as this means you shouldn’t allow your dog to interact. Just like us, dogs can have bad days too, and just need some space.

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Red leads identify “No dogs”, which means you shouldn’t allow your dog to interact. The dog may be having a tough day and needs some space. So, place your dog on a lead when a red lead is being used!

Question 7

It's fine for my dog to chase gulls because it means they aren't harassing other wildlife.

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Nice work! Sea gulls are wildlife too and need their time to rest. The black-billed gull is nationally critical as they are facing an immediate risk of extinction. They need protecting and it is very distressing when dogs chase them along the beach.

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Sea gulls are wildlife too and need their time to rest. The black-billed gull is nationally critical, as they are facing an immediate risk of extinction. They need protecting and it is very distressing when dogs chase them along the beach.

Question 8

What should you do if you spot wildlife on the beach?

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You got it! It's important other dog owners know they are going to pass wildlife.

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It's important other dog owners know they are going to pass wildlife. Remember to share the beach and just let others know if you have spotted anything during your walk.

Question 9

Finish the sentence: There's space for each…

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Way to go! Sharing the beach is easy when you understand how to avoid intruding into wildlife's space. Remember, this is their home too.

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The coast offers crucial habitats to our awesome wildlife. Therefore, we need to remember that there is enough space for all of us – we just need to share the beach!

Question 10

My dog is friendly has never been aggressive, so I don’t need to worry about this, right?

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You got it. There's something about dogs and seals which brings out the worst. We have seen cases where gentle family pets have attacked a seal, much to their owner's shock. All dog owners need to follow these rules to ensure both dogs and wildlife are safe.

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There's something about dogs and seals which brings out the worst. We have seen cases where gentle family pets have attacked a seal. All dog owners need to follow these rules to ensure both dogs and wildlife are safe on our beaches.

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