People in Exeter who don't clean up after their dog will face fixed penalty fines in the future.
The City Council says it is planning to clamp down on offenders over a 12-month period.
The move is part of a pilot project to tackle dog fouling and littering problems across Exeter.
It's the bane of every neighbourhood, but local communities are starting to take the issue of dog fouling on their streets much more seriously.
In West Devon the local dog warden has turned pavement artist to highlight the problem - quite literally - and as Jacquie Bird reports volunteers in Tavistock have spent the day handing out free bags to dog owners.