From the 20th October 2014, there are tighter controls on dog ownership. Dog wardens and police officers are able to impose conditions on dogs that create a nuisance in the community.
Authorised officers can instruct dog owners to do something, such as attending training classes or keeping a dog on a lead. Or ask them do stop doing something, like stop using a certain park to exercise a dog.
This is a new drive by Government for early intervention with dog control to prevent escalation that results in dog attacks.