ARE YOU A PROB­LEM DOG OWNER?

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Dogs that are poorly cared for cause prob­lems. Bark­ing, stray­ing and ha­rass­ing pedes­tri­ans pass­ing by are all symp­toms of peo­ple not pay­ing enough at­ten­tion to their an­i­mals. Solid fenc­ing and re­straint to the back­yard can help. Reg­u­lar ex­er­cise is an­other good idea. Are you aware that Coun­cil at­tends around 3-4 com­plaints ev­ery week about dogs that could be stopped if their own­ers took more care. When Coun­cil in­ves­ti­gates com­plaints it costs you, the com­mu­nity, money. We would like noth­ing bet­ter than to never have a com­plaint. The money saved could be put to achieve far bet­ter out­comes for the com­mu­nity.

Dogs are not per­mit­ted in pub­lic places ex­cept when on a leash un­der the con­trol of a re­spon­si­ble per­son.

Dogs must be reg­is­tered and wear a col­lar and tag at the age of six months.

All dogs must be mi­crochipped at the age of 12 weeks The fines for non-com­pli­ance with these ba­sic rules are sub­stan­tial, up to $220. Coun­cil’s Ranger pa­trols ev­ery town at least ev­ery week. The risk to you and your an­i­mal is

real.

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