A Nailsworth man has been ordered to keep his dogs muzzled after they harassed other dogs and horses.
Robert Goldie, of Lawnside, must use muzzles and leads on two dogs after they were found to be dangerous.
The dog control order issued by Cheltenham magistrates on October 14 relates to a black bull terrier and a bull terrier/collie type dog. Mr Goldie faces a fine of up to £1,000 if he disobeys the order.
The animal welfare team at Stroud District Council stated there had been a number of instances when the dogs attacked other dogs and harassed horses and their riders
SDC animal welfare officer Alex Myrie said: “We are very grateful that the magistrates took such effective action in this case.
“We would particularly take this opportunity to highlight the problems that may be caused by allowing dogs to harass horses and their riders, given the potential for serious injury to both animal and rider.
“We live in a rural district, popular with dog walkers and horse riders alike and we would advise all dog walkers to be especially mindful of their responsibilities in this regard.”
SDC environment committee chairman Simon Pickering added: “Dogs are considered to be our best friends, so owners have a duty to ensure that they are trained and kept under control for the sake of their own dogs, as well as for other dogs, horses and citizens of the district.
“I congratulate the swift and professional action of our animal welfare team.”