You can look at the RSPCA for advice about dogs, including buying a puppy.
You can find out about controlling your dog in public and which dogs are banned on GOV.UK.
If you are worried about a dangerous dog or a dog has attacked you, you should report it to Essex Police on 101.
Report a dog on dog attack
If another dog attacks your dog, you can contact us to report it.
To report a dog on dog attack, you will need:
your name, address and contact details
when and where the incident occurred
a description of the dog and its owner
Walking your dog
We have not set a limit on the number of dogs you can walk at one time. However, you need to be able to control your dog when you are out in a public place, however many you are walking.
Dogs and noise
If you have a problem with noise from dogs, you can find out how to report a noise problem.