Reader Asks: How Far?


Reader's Letter 01Can anyone tell me the accepted distance you can walk your dog? I asked at a Guardia post and they said they did not know.

I have been told 50 metres from your entrance, 100 metres, and a friend in Madrid says he walks 1 km and has been passed by police without them stopping.

Children, I understand, can go out for 1km – is that correct and could it be applied to dogs?

Would just like to have an official answer. I can find no answer online


  2 comments for “Reader Asks: How Far?

  1. April 25, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Basically, there does not appear to be a set distance but boils down to: You walk until it poops, then you turn back:

    The Ministry stipulates: “short walks, enough to cover the dog’s necessities; no contact with other animals or persons; take a bottle of water with detergent and a poop bag; choose a time when there are fewer people about.”

    That’s it!

  2. April 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I am waiting for a whatsapp response from the Councillor for Citizen Safety for Almuñécar 😉

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