A few dog owners are still ignoring the Dog Guidelines and letting their dogs run wild in Dogs-On-Leash areas.
Uncontrolled dogs, especially in groups, endanger forest wildlife (duikers, bushbuck) and in some areas poses a risk to the dogs themselves: if your GSD meets an angry bushpig mother protecting her young, the dog will come off worse.
There have been numerous complaints from non-dog owning visitors, who have equal rights to enjoy the forest.
Scouts are instructed to insist firmly that visitors keep dogs on-leash except in designated off-leash areas.
To enforce the rules, we will have no choice but to keep repeat offenders from bringing their dogs into the forest.
If the guidelines cannot be followed, there is a risk that the Kenya Forest Service will decide to ban dogs altogether. Please, let’s work together to prevent that happening.