FINES could be slapped on owners to stop dogs running freely in Queen's Park at Crewe and other open areas in the borough.
Owners could face a £75 penalty if they let their dog off a lead in marked areas, including the park, or fail to clean up after them.
The proposals from Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council form new dog control orders which could be implemented under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act.
The council is now asking members of the community their views and formal consultations will start soon.
The orders will replace existing bylaws, which currently allows for fines of £50 for some offences but are hard to enforce.
* Making it compulsory for dogs to be kept on a lead at all times in Queen's Park and all other public parks and gardens.
* Excluding dogs from marked playing pitches and all fenced or enclosed children's play areas.
Fines or even prosecution will be enforced if owners fail to abide by these proposals, or do not clean up after their dogs.
Working dogs, such as guide dogs for visually impaired people or police dogs, will be exempt.
Dog behaviourist Paula Aitken, who runs Captain K9 based in Barrows Green at Crewe, a business that helps train troublesome dogs, said: 'I am in favour of these ideas.
'It is good to make the boundaries clear for dog owners.
'Some dogs are well trained and can walk off a lead without any problems but some dogs cannot and they need to be taken into account.
'I definitely think it is a good idea to keep dogs away from where children are playing too.
'Hopefully the measures will go some way to preventing incidents caused by aggressive dogs.'
Cllr John Hammond, portfolio holder for the local environment, said: 'Most local dog owners are responsible and committed to their pets. We need to encourage the minority of irresponsible dog owners to do their duty and make public spaces cleaner, safer and more pleasant for everyone.'