Upstanding dog owners are being rewarded with lower registration fees through the Responsible Dog Owner Licence programme. RDOL application is free of charge and includes a written knowledge test, an inspection of your property and checking of ownership records. The scheme replaces the previous ‘dog owner licence’ and ‘selected dog owner status’ schemes. Applicants need to have been a registered dog owner within New Zealand for at least 12 months. Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.