ARE YOU A PROBLEM DOG OWNER?
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