Dog Owners Handbook

Dogs are a wonderful source of companionship and friendship. It’s important that they are properly cared for, not only for their safety and wellbeing but also for that of the community.

Dog Owners Handbook (PDF file, 1.0 MB)

To help you understand your responsibilities, this handbook includes everything you need to know about owning a dog in the Tararua District. This includes extracts from the Tararua District Council’s Dog Control Policy and Bylaw, as well as the Dog Control Act 1996. Also included is information on where you can walk your dog, keeping three or more dogs and how to apply for preferred owner status