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Hi Sam1404

I have looked out some information from BHPS from their FAQs:
My dog doesn’t like hedgehogs in the garden, can you move it?
The answer is that unless you are prepared to hedgehog proof the entire garden, there is no point in moving the resident hedgehogs as others from the local population will very likely move into the vacated area. If you are prepared to do this work, the best thing is to contact a local carer to see if they can safely relocate the hedgehog (avoiding baby season). Otherwise, training the dog to leave hedgehogs alone is the ideal solution, taking the dog out for its ‘after dark’ run in the garden on a lead, using a muzzle and making lots of noise before the dog goes out to warn the hedgehog something is happening can help. Hedgehogs often have a routine so if you see a hedgehog about at a certain time it is likely to be around near that time the next night – avoid letting the dog out at those times.

Also a poster:

And Hedgehog Street’s info:

It’s very difficult, and sad, if people aren’t prepared to make any effort either to train their dogs to leave the hedgehogs alone or just put them on a lead after dark. But armed with these suggestions, you might be able to find enough gardens that you can link to make it worthwhile. Preferably so there’s less need for the hogs to cross roads, with all the dangers they hold for them.

Good luck