Take care on trails

A concerned dog walker is urging Brechin dog owners to take care when walking their pets on the nature trails near Andover Primary school after their dog was attacked when another dog escaped from it’s back garden.

Dog walkers have also been urged by NFU Mutual to follow the Countryside Code and keep their pets under control whilst walking in the countryside near livestock and horses. According to a recent report by Farmers’ Guardian, dog attacks on livestock increased from 691 in 2011 to 739 in 2012. Sheep were involved in most cases, with many being attacked, injured or killed.