Leave No Trace Ireland welcome Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association as official members

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Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to welcome Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association as new official members. Leave No Trace Ireland and Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association share a similar mission;to create awareness around responsible dog ownership through limiting the impacts of people and their dogs in the outdoor environment accross Ireland.

Maura Lyons, Programme Manager of Leave No Trace Ireland, welcomed the membership and the opportunity to raise awareness of the issues associated with dogs in the outdoors, “We share a common interest in this area and are dedicated to working towards raising awareness and creating some resolutions”.

Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association acknowledges that while ‘walking your dog outdoors is an enjoyable form of exercise for both you and your dog’, we must also recognise the problems associated with a dog which is not under effectual control.

An awareness leaflet created by Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association entitled ‘Enjoy the hills and the great outdoors – A guide for responsible dog ownership’, contains very useful information for all who frequent our wonderful outdoor environment with their dogs. It primarily identifies the dangers of dogs near livestock as well as addressing further areas of concern including the impact of dogs in the outdoors for other people, other dogs, wildlife and issues with dog fouling.

Both Leave No Trace Ireland and the Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association recognise the joy that dogs can bring but are also aware of the problems and dangers associated with dogs in the outdoors when they are not under effective control. Both organisations share a similar mission in wishing to address this important issue in Ireland through education and awarness to develop positive behavioural change.

Leave No Trace Ireland welcome Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Owners Association as official members and look forward to working together to raise awareness and to work towards effective and practical solutions of dog owners.

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