Responsible dog ownership

Green dog walkers

Green dog walkers (GDW) is a non-confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling in the Scottish Borders. Volunteers wear a GDW fluorescent armband or their dog wears a green GDW collar or lead to show they have taken the pledge to always:

  • clean up after their dog
  • carry extra dog poo bags
  • be happy to be approached to give a dog poo bag to those without
  • be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs

Green dog walkers licence

Green dog walkers (GDW) was patented and trademarked by Falkirk Council. They have more than 1k volunteers in their area, 3k pledgers throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as 24 local community group partners who are managing their own schemes within their neighbourhoods.

We are one of twenty local authorities who have purchased a GDW licence giving us access to trademarked artwork, supportive information and guidelines on how to set up and run successful community campaigns.

Download the green dog walkers handbook.

How can I become a green dog walker?

To become a green dog walker you can:

Green dog walker accessories

The following accessories are available to purchase:

  • kid's armbands - £2.16
  • adult's armbands - £3.24
  • dog collars (small) - £2.04
  • dog collars (medium) - £2.52
  • dog lead sleeves - £3.54

For more information or to request a starter pack, contact our team online.