Wandering Dogs - do's, doo-doo's and don't do's

From miscellaneous droppings to dodging traffic, a wandering dog can create a nuisance for your local community, so Council is encouraging dog owners to familiarise themselves with their obligations and responsibilities.

I’m a dog owner! What are my obligations and responsibilities?


Dogs must be kept under control at all times

Your dog must be kept on a leash when outside your property, and it must not be able to leave your property of its own free will. 



Keep our community clean

When out walking your dog(s), ensure you take ample plastic bags with you to pick up their droppings and dispose of them in a bin.


What happens if I don’t meet my obligations as a dog owner?

Failure to meet your obligations and responsibilities as a dog owner may result in an infringement fee, depending on the offence.

If you have any questions regarding Animal Control, we are happy to discuss these with you. Contact us on 06 374 4080 and ask for a member of the Animal Control Team.

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