WALKING YOUR DOG AT KNEPP
Here at Knepp we welcome well-trained dogs and their responsible owners. We want you and your four-legged friend to enjoy your visit, but please help us with rewilding by adhering to the following rules:
Keep your dog under close control. Your dog must be within sight at all times and able to be recalled instantly. Using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals.
Always pick up after your dog and take your rubbish away. Leaving behind your dog’s mess isn’t only anti-social, it can have tragic consequences for our animals.
Be considerate to others. Not everyone likes dogs, ensure your dog doesn’t run up to other people, particularly children.
Do not allow dogs to swim in any water bodies at Knepp. Dogs swimming in water can disturb wetland wildlife, such as nesting or feeding ducks and grebes, and nesting harvest mice along the reedy edges. Dog flea and tick treatments wash off in the water, these often contain neonicotinoids which are highly toxic to aquatic wildlife.