We all like to travel in the mountains and when we are out hiking we also have respect for nature. We are so lucky in Hemsedal in the summer that we have grazing animals in the mountains. These can be cows, sheep or goats.
BUT there will also be one but ..... In Hemsedal we also have restraint in the summer. And this applies to all types of dogs, and it does not help to say that my dog does not run after grazing animals.
Another important thing to think about when you are out in the mountains, is that you remember and close all the gates you may go through. This is so that no grazing animals will escape from the area they are grazing on.
Hemsedal has a leash requirement for dogs in the period from 1 April to 31 October for the care of grazing livestock, applies to the entire municipality, also above 1000 masl, (ordinary restraint for dogs is in the period from 1 April to 20 August).
There is restraint all year round in urban areas, areas with housing, areas regulated for public purposes, on churchyards and adapted outdoor areas.
The municipality has adopted Local regulations on restraint. In the city center area, it is mainly §§3 and 4 that apply:§ 3. Restraint in the area of human
supervision Hemsedal municipality has restraint in the valley trails throughout the ski season. The valley trails are defined as ski trails from Gravset to Feten, Torsetrunden, Solløypa, Knuteløypa and Liorunden. Hemsedal municipality also has restraint in the ski resort in Totteskogen and the 750 m, 1,2,3,5 and 8 km slopes at Gravset throughout the ski season. Hemsedal municipality also has restraint in all machine-prepared ski trails at Christmas, winter holidays and Easter. Restraint is then valid in the period from 24 December to 2 January, in winter holiday weeks from 20 February to 10 March and Saturday before Palm Sunday until 2 Easter. If a dog is involved, the dog must not be an obstacle for other users. There is restraint all year round in urban areas, areas with housing, areas regulated for public purposes, on churchyards and adapted outdoor areas.
§ 4. Decisions on tranquility and hygiene
In densely populated areas, the dog must be cared for outdoors, so that it does not disturb the neighborhood with persistent noise.
Dog owners are obliged to remove faeces that the dog places in densely populated areas, along public roads, sports facilities, ski trails and adapted outdoor areas, or in other areas that are accessible to public traffic in densely populated areas.
More information about restraint and dog keeping can be found in local regulations.